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Thanks for volunteering with the Science Kitchen!

We couldn’t do what we do without all of YOU.  You are inspiring the future generations of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by making the topics come alive for these students!

Thanks for making STEM happen for the students of Wyoming.

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Upcoming Events

(Please check your email for more details.)

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with:

Wednesday, January 25th: Activities with Prairie Wind 3rd grade

Wednesday, February 1st: Activities with Cheyenne East High School

Monday, February 6thActivities with the Early Care and Education Center (pre-school)

Tuesday, February 7thActivities with Jesus Elementary 6th grade

Wednesday, February 15thActivities with Jesus Elementary 6th grade

 

Future events to keep on the radar:

Spring training information coming soon!

 

  • Monday, March 6thWyoming State Science Fair
  • Friday, March 23rd: On-campus activities with Wyoming Virtual Academy
  • Tuesday, May 16thWomen in STEM conference for 7th-12th graders

 

Past Events (blog highlights)

Students Wanted for Quantum Science Camp

Students Wanted for Quantum Science Camp Dates:  July 10–23, 2022 Eligible:  High school seniors, college freshman, and teachers Location:  Casper College Registration Deadline:  May 31, 2022 ...

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Science Kitchen Supply Inventory

We are currently updating our list of STEM outreach supplies to make it more user friendly, however you can see take a look at our old inventory list to get an idea of what we have to offer!

Ready Made Lessons

More coming soon!

Dry Ice (states of matter)

During this activity, students will get to explore the chemistry of dry ice – what is it? Does it exist as a liquid? What happens when we add hot or cold water to the dry ice? What hap-pens when we add soap to dry ice? Hand sanitizer? Food coloring? Can we blow up a balloon using dry ice?  View Activity Guide Here

Liquid Nitrogen

Explore states and properties of matter, chemical reactions, and more in this ‘cool’ demo! View Activity Guide Here

Exploring Electricity (penny batteries)

Explore the basic principals of batteries and electricity in this hands-on activity that ends with students building their own lightbulb out of pennies. View Activity Guide Here

Up-Close Penny Battery

RADIOACTIVITY AND RADIOACTIVE DECAY

Explore the concept of radioactive decay using M&Ms, emphasizing procedure, data collection, and graphing. Students experience the phenomenon of radioactive decay by building and using a mini cloud chamber. They observe tracks created in a cloud chamber by ionizing radiation as it passes through a cooled, supersaturated alcohol vapor.

View the activity plans below:
Radioactive Decay
Cloud Chambers

Straw Rockets

Students explore the engineering design process as they design, build, test, and redesign straw rockets. Activity Guide Coming Soon!

Scientific Process with Glo Sticks

Young students explore the basic ideas of the scientific process including hypothesizing, variables, and controls in this hands-on activity! View the Activity Guide Here

Ecosystem Jenga

Created by Nicole Carter and Melanie LaCava.

Students learn about the complexity of food webs and ecosystems while playing a twist on the game Jenga. View the Game Rules Here

Bernoulli Principle

Explore the basics of Bernoulli’s Principle where fast-moving air creates low pressure with levitating results!

  View the activity plan here!

The Benefits of Outreach

coming soon!

STEM Outreach Resources

coming soon!

Science Kitchen STEM Outreach Trainings

Many folks indicated that they would be interested in STEM Outreach training, so we are planning to host several throughout the semester.  (Please note that these are not required, merely optional.) If you are interested in any, please take this short survey so we might get a better idea of when to host trainings as well as what topics to focus on.

 

Our Volunteer recruitment event may be over, but we still need volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here!

Want more information? Email sciencekitchen@uwyo.edu

 View the presentation from our fall 2021 volunteer night here!
Are you interested in STEM outreach volunteer opportunities?

Please join us on Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30-6:30pm in ​Classroom Building 118 for an introductory meeting to learn about STEM outreach volunteer opportunities both on and off campus.

Join the Science Kitchen crew, the Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP), the Wyoming Research Scholarship Program (WRSP), College of Engineering and Physical Science (and more) in providing activities for K-12 campus STEM visits and STEM road trips to schools around the state!

Food will be provided!

Interested but can’t attend? Email ScienceKitchen@uwyo.edu for more information.

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