What's Happening at Science in Motion
On Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 we welcomed Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver of the 108th District to Mrs. Monahan’s Chemistry II classroom at Shikellamy High School.
Michael McDevitt, mobile educator for Science in Motion at Susquehanna, and Mrs. Monahan guided the students through a lab on the process of electroplating while Rep. Culver observed. The goal of the lab was to measure the process of electroplating copper from a strip onto the brass surface of a key. The lab utilized materials such as a Vernier current probe and computer interface, a DC power supply, and laptop computers--supplies that are otherwise unavailable to these students.
“It was excellent to see Rep. Culver interact with the students, teacher and mobile educator, and experience firsthand how Science in Motion enhances high school lab programs,” said Tanya Matlaga, Ph.D.,coordinator of Science in Motion.
Michael McDevitt, Mrs. Monahan and Rep. Culver with students working on the lab.
Rep. Culver observing students working on the lab.
SIM Capitol Day was held on May 13, 2013 in the East Rotunda of the Capitol Building.
Michael McDevitt, mobile educator, next to a display of the lab "Determination of food dyes in Kool-Pops."