Students learned about the role of bacteria and the process of plating them into agar plates.
Students learned about scientific names, plant parts, and botanical illustrations and then drew their own botanical artwork.
Turbulence and Watercolor workshop
Students learned the effects that the turbulent properties of water have on watercolors. They then made watercolor “flexagons” with abstract designs and haikus.
With a virologist, students learned how to construct 3D models of real viruses!
Mission STEMCAP; Biodiversity Loss, Watercolors
Students drew pictures of animals inside their habitats, reflecting on the theme of Biodiversity Loss
Clouds and Watercolors
Students learned about the science behind cloud formations. The students created their own watercolor paints using spices and other natural materials to help represent the impurities needed to form clouds.
Students learned about how circuits work and then got the chance to make their own with conductive dough and LED lights.
Tree Ring Activity
Students learned about Climate Change and its effects on Juniper trees. They then got to look at tree ring samples and graph how wet or dry each year was since they were born according to the tree rings.
Shaving Cream Art
Portraits of Influential Women
In a partnership between the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the Better Days 2020, project students created portraits of influential women throughout history.
After instruction from a fish biologist, students classified and created their own species of fish.
Students learned about entropy by looking at examples found within the Great Salt Lake and Spiral Jetty. In order to reflect this natural chaos, they used bouncy balls and paint to demonstrate entropy.
Students used oil pastels to demonstrate climate change on their own environments
Students learned about Overconsumption and created collages using up-cycled materials.
Students drew creatures and their habitats with watercolors