Junior Scientist

Junior Scientist

The Stan State Junior Scientist program provides STEM curriculum enrichment to 4th-grade students from local schools in the Turlock Unified School District. This past year, students from Cunningham Elementary and Wakefield Elementary schools came to the Stan State campus for Saturday activities of STEM enrichment. Teachers and parents, accompanied by 32 students from their schools, visit Naraghi Hall of Science to take part in 3-hour long science lessons, free of cost. The science activities, which are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), reinforce the in-class curriculum and provide a hands-on approach to localized issues and problems.

We would like to acknowledge the support from the Walmart Foundation and their Community Grant Program for financial support of the Junior Scientist Program.

 


Fall 2018 Junior Scientist Programs

Junior Scientist flyerFun Day with Science

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Naraghi Hall of Science Room 101

Appropriate for grades 4
No charge to attend.

Three Sessions. Students will do the following:

  • Microscopy - students will learn how to use a microscope and observe different types of cells
  • Electricity - students will learn how to make a graphite circuit
  • Bottle cap bots - students will create a robot using a bottle cap

Participants must wear closed toed shoes and long pants

Presented by Stan State STEM Ambassadors

 


Fall 2018 Junior Scientist Programs

Junior Scientist flyerEnvironmental Ag Science

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Naraghi Hall of Science Room 101

Appropriate for grades 4
No charge to attend.

Three Sessions. Students will do the following:

  • Fall Leaf Chromatography - students will work with different colored leaves and set up chromatography to show chlorophyll/pigments present
  • Meal Worm Environments - students will act like "animal physiologist" by working with mealworm
  • Dirty Water Clean-up - students create a method of clean in a "polluted" jar of H20

Participants must wear closed toed shoes and long pants

Presented by Stan State STEM Ambassadors

 


Fall 2018 Junior Scientist Programs

Junior Scientist flyerEnvironmental Ag Science

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Naraghi Hall of Science Room 101

Appropriate for grades 4
No charge to attend.

Three Sessions. Students will do the following:

  • Fall Leaf Chromatography - students will work with different colored leaves and set up chromatography to show chlorophyll/pigments present
  • Meal Worm Environments - students will act like "animal physiologist" by working with mealworm
  • Dirty Water Clean-up - students create a method of clean in a "polluted" jar of H20

Participants must wear closed toed shoes and long pants

Presented by Stan State STEM Ambassadors