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Supporting MSA Family Businesses
During this time of social distancing and staying home, we would like to spotlight our MSA Family Businesses:
Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery and Winery
Raines on Main
Please let us know if you own a small business that you would like to include on our MSA Family Businesses list. Email Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Mr. Saunier's Chemistry class took Butterfly Pea Flower, a dried flower, and made tea from it. This tea makes a beautiful deep blue tea. They then added lemon juice, which is acidic. This tea is very pH reactive, and changes to a deep purple that deepens as you add more acid to it. They then used pH test strips to look at the change in pH as the lemon is added and how it affects the color of the tea.
Plant Growth Experiment
In a cross-level STEAM activity, students in Lower Elementary looking to determine whether or not corn on the cob was alive planted a corn cob as an experiment to test their hypotheses. When, after a couple of weeks, the corn cob was covered in sprouts, the students wanted to test whether the sprouts were growing from the cob or the kernels. So, the students revised their experimental setup and involved Middle School students in the Technology Club in order to monitor the growth after planting a new corn cob. An eighth grade student set up a Raspberry Pi computer and camera to record an image of the growth every fifteen minutes for twenty days, and those images were combined to create this video: