Nano-based educational sessions for Albany youth

September 2018

Children from local public and charter schools had the chance to team with representatives from SUNY Poly and take part in exciting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-focused (STEM) concepts this summer as part of a weekly program at the Albany-based 15-LOVE.

The children took part in hands-on nano-centered activities each week and made a nano and nature-inspired butterfly craft during their initial session.

Throughout the following weeks, sessions included activities that teach principles related to gravity and density with nanoparticle bottles and density balls; electricity and magnetism with tin can robots and magnetic slime; solar power with solar s’mores; polymers with silly putty; and the final session featuring nano-inspired treats.

SUNY Poly’s educational outreach efforts provide valuable educational experiences to people from all backgrounds and complements 15-LOVE’s mission focusing on development of the whole child through life lessons.