NASA, Scientists Wow STJH Students at Science Discovery Day
Community members ranging from local first responders to teachers to parents to NASA scientists brought real-life science experiments to St. Tammany Junior High for its annual Science Discovery Day.
During their science class period, STJH students were given the opportunity to visit the 10 science stations set up in the gym. Students could test-launch homemade rockets, make slime, create paper circuit boards, learn about DNA, and witness cryogenics in action.
The event, created and developed by STJH teachers as a spin-off from its success STEM Day, gives students the chance to interact with scientists and professionals while participating in actionable science activities.
Engineers from NASA's Stennis Center gave presentations on liquid nitrogen and how scientists use it in real-time applications. Members of Salmen's Team 1912 Combustion robotics team were also on hand to demonstrate one of their competitive robots.
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