US PTO Volunteers Third Grade Report – Candy Bridges

US PTO Volunteers Third Grade Report – Candy Bridges

RESET Volunteers from the US Patent and Trade Office describe their session at Whittier Education Campus: Hi ReSETers, I wanted to thank our amazing volunteers who was able to join us at our experiment last Tuesday and especially to welcome one of our new members, Abra Fein, who joined us for her first trip to…

RESET US PTO Volunteers’ Report – 3rd grade fingerprinting

RESET US PTO Volunteers’ Report – 3rd grade fingerprinting

RESET Volunteers describe their fingerprinting experiment: Hi RESETers, This is something new we’d like to try out this year to keep everyone updated on the continued success of our outreach.  If reality shows can provide weekly recaps, I think we should be able to for 5 experiments each semester. Since the beginning of PTOS ReSET…

RESET Volunteer Bob Hauptman’s Head Start Report

RESET Volunteer Bob Hauptman’s Head Start Report

I am meeting with four and five year olds in Head Start, every other Tuesday, starting at 2:30, for a little over a half hour.  So far, we’ve met twice.  The first time, we did fossils and playdoh impressions.  The activity captured their attention and they enjoyed making the impressions.  The second time, we did…

Pre-Kindergarten Science

Pre-Kindergarten Science

  The report below is from ReSET’s Harold Sharlin; it describes his science program for 3 year olds.  ReSET is interested in recruiting volunteers to reach more pre-Kindergarten students.  Unlike ReSET’s elementary school program, volunteers need not have an education or background as professional scientists, engineers or technicians – just a commitment to helping young…

Exploding Molecules (and Stereotypes)

Exploding Molecules (and Stereotypes)

Information on Google’s Science Competition: We’ve become accustomed to assuming boys do better in science and math, while girls dominate in language and history. But it’s high time these stereotypes became a thing of the past. In Google’s first annual science competition in 2011, all three of the finalists were girls, and they beat out…

From the archives of RESET volunteer and raconteur David McInnis

From the archives of RESET volunteer and raconteur David McInnis

RESET Volunteer David McInnis describes his session on microscopes: This week…  microscopes! ReSET has a handful of well-made student microscopes, called “My First Lab Microscope Ultimate” (MFL-85)  by NYscopes.com and look similar to this:  They are rechargeable, though the batteries on half of them have died (I don’t know how old these are and suspect they…