The Reading Memorial High School First Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 4761, “The Robockets,” and co-sponsors Reading Public Schools, Reading Education Foundation (REF), and Reading Public Library, via a parent and student volunteer team, hosted Reading’s Fourth Annual Science Expo on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 2:30-4:00 pm, at the Reading Public Library.
Twenty-two Reading students, in grades K-8, including a group of Cub Scout Tigers, presented displays on various STEM topics, including:
- How geckos can climb on smooth surfaces
- Liquid nitrogen experiment
- Science of Sailing
- From Brine to Beverage: Solar-Powered Salt Removal
- Human Body
- Periodic Table
- Solar System/Planets
- Rate of Coin oxidation
- Butterfly Life Cycle
- M&M Challenge
- How Salty Does the Sea Have to Be for an Egg to Float?
- Magnetic Levitation
- The Moon’s Craters
- Sound Waves
In addition, members of the RMHS Robockets Robotics Team and of the Coolidge Science Olympiad Team, were on hand to provide demonstrations, robot exhibitions, and hands-on science experiments for kids in grades K-8.
The Science Expo is a free, fun, non-competitive event to get children to experience the joys and wonder of scientific discovery. In addition to student exhibits, the Science Expo will feature hands-on science experiments Students of all grades and library visitors of all ages were invited to participate in the experiments, observe the demonstrations, and take a look at the science displays, posters, and exhibits Reading students have submitted. All children in grades K-8 who live in Reading, whether attending public or private school or homeschooled, were encouraged to join us to be an exhibitor or provide a poster. Grades three through eight are invited to create a display, exhibit, or demonstration, related to any STEM area of interest.