Science Olympiad Tryouts and MVTSA

Science Olympiad tryouts will be held in Mrs Alonzo’s room on Wednesday, Nov 6, after school. If you have not signed up on the google doc yet, please do so. Scroll down to find the form.

Also, Monta Vista Technology Student Association is hosting their ‘Fall 2013′ technology symposium on Friday, Nov 8, at Cupertino Community Hall from 5-9pm. It’s free, and there will be speakers from a variety of areas, including robotic surgery, the FBI, personal robots and career motivation. It’s sure to be interesting, so if you have time, check it out!

Email if you have any questions or concerns!

Science Olympiad and Balloons Experiment

Today we announced Science Olympiad tryouts. The PowerPoint is here.

Steven did a balloon experiment where he poked skewers through balloons without popping them, making balloon kabobs!

Sign up for Science Olympiad tryouts on the form below!

Reminder: No meeting tomorrow 10/11 or 10/18

This is just a reminder that there will be no meeting tomorrow, October 11th.

There will also be no meeting on October 18th. We’ll be selling Sparkling Lemonade in the Quad for 1 ticket a cup. Be sure to buy a cup to enjoy tasty lemonade and support Science Club!

Glass experiment

First we announced Science Bowl teams and Science Olympiad tryout information. The PowerPoint is here.

Today Tony and Steven demonstrated how to melt glass with strong oxyacids. They did a demonstration in which they placed glass items in the acid, and let it quickly dissolve. The video is below:

In reality, the glass didn’t melt or disappear. It simply became hidden in the oil due to the extremely close indexes of refraction of Pyrex glass and cooking oil.

Competitions Presentation!


If you missed our competitions presentation from a couple weeks back, here it is! This is the powerpoint that we showed during the meeting.

If you have questions, email!

Science Bowl Tryouts!

Hi everyone,

Science Bowl tryouts are just around the corner!

The first round will be held in the library next Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 3-4:30 pm. It will be a 200 question multiple choice test that covers a wide range of topics, ranging from Math to Astronomy. The top 30 scorers on this test will be selected to move on to the second round, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26, after school in Mrs Alonzo’s room. From there, the top 10 scorers will move on to the final round of elimination, in which the five members of Science Bowl Team A will be decided. That round will take place on Oct. 1 after school in Mrs Alonzo’s room. The date for the Team B buzzer tryout will be released at a later date.

If you have any questions about the tryout process, please come to our meeting this Friday and ask! We will be presenting about the various competitions that we have to offer and a big part of that will be Science Bowl.

Iodine Clock Experiment

During our first meeting, the officers demonstrated an interesting chemical reaction.
Our video is on youtube:

You can read more about the Iodine Clock Reaction on wikipedia:
Here is a youtube video of the same reaction:

Don’t forget to register on the google form!