Remember to go to Mr. Taylor’s room (007) if you’re planning to take the Physics Olympiad test on Thursday. It will take around one and a half hours.
Today at the meeting, we talked about summer programs for students that are interested in science.
The powerpoint that we showed can be found here: Science_Summer_Programs
We recommend that you start thinking about what programs you will be applying to and prepare your application as soon as possible. The deadlines are coming up very soon, and you need to talk to your teachers about recs to give them as much time as possible. Feel free to email us if you have any questions or if there’s anything we can do to help.
A short video on supercooled water, which is the same principle that created the “Hot Ice” or sodium acetate solid from 2 meetings ago, can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jouKXytWD8g&feature=player_embedded#!
If you want to take the Biology Olympiad, sign up with Ms. Della Santina in Rm 304 by Thursday, January 19th. Remember to bring $3 as payment, and pick up a small blue slip from her containing relevant information.
Today we began by distributing T-shirts (remember to bring in $15 and pick up your T-shirt if you haven’t done so yet!). Then we headed outside and took a group photo, which you can hopefully see at the top of this website. :D
Next, Marcus gave a demonstration involving supercooling. Supercooling is when a liquid is cooled to below its freezing point while staying solid. In such a condition, adding in a seed crystal will cause the solution to instantly crystallize around the crystal, forming a solid.