Summer Chemistry – Drew Newman
In Summer Chemistry, students have been modeling the properties of matter through a bunch of labs and hands-on activities. We explored how gases respond to pressure and temperature by crushing soda cans and launching rockets with compressed air. Students learned to use the relative mass of elements to determine ratios in a compound, and played a Scrabble game with the periodic table to get familiar with chemical names. Five amazing MFS volunteers have been helping out, setting up experiments for the class and also getting involved in independent projects like making an irrigation system for the garden.