Science in Quarantine: Experimenting from Home

My project is a science initiative geared towards 5th and 6th grade students which involves a culmination of “mini” science experiments students can perform with cheap, common materials found around the house. In an abnormal hybrid mix of in-person and virtual learning, this collection of science experiments is meant to give students the opportunity to make up for time they may be missing in the classroom. The subject of the science experiments ranges over a wide range of disciplines, covering physics, chemistry, and biology at large with subtopics of each mixed in. With intentions of transforming the project to include both a physical and virtual copy, I hope to distribute the material to students at Prairie Creek Intermediate School, who I am partnering with for the duration of this project.

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Noah Gilkes is a sophomore from Robins, Iowa majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Philosophy and Psychology. He has been an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Bassuk lab for the past year, where they study the neuroanatomy, molecular biology, and genetic mechanisms in human diseases and animal models. Recently he has focused on the visual and neurological outcomes following traumatic brain injury in rodent models. As an LSEI fellow, Noah wants to address the importance of finding positive mental health in the student community and beyond. In his free time, you can find Noah biking, playing golf, and listening to music.