Friday, July 31, 2015

July 1015

The beginning of our walk in the Salute to America parade.

This month we were busy with marching in the Independence Day parade, helping at The Pantry, painting with watercolors in Art Club, and playing with ooblek in Science Club.

Our walkers before the parade.
On July 3, 29 of our members walked in the Salute to America parade through downtown Jefferson City. We carried a group banner and passed out candy while waving and cheering. It was a lot of fun and we look forward to doing it again next year. Here is a link to the video; our group can be seen beginning at the 10:45 minute mark.

On July 13, some of our members helped out at a local food shelf, The Pantry. We generally serve there once a month. This month we helped with inventory, helped prepare a game for The Pantry's booth at an upcoming fair, and prepared handouts for the next distribution day.

Watercolor done at Art Club.

On July 16, Art Club worked with watercolors. Members learned the technique of using small cardboard strips instead of paintbrushes to paint. Thank you, Debbie E., for leading Art Club this month.

Making ooblek, a non-Newtontian fluid.
On July 21, Science Club met at the park to learn more about matter--because, "Matter matters!" The club discussed the five possible types of matter, what matter is made of, and the characteristics of molecules in each type of matter. Then things got messy. Members inflated a balloon with baking soda and vinegar, made ooblek (from corn starch and water) to experience a liquid that acts like a solid under pressure, and then mixed baking soda into the pan of ooblek, pouring vinegar on it to make a fun, frothy mess.

--by Evie M., Billie S., and Jeannette F.
--photos by Matthew M., Evie M., and Billie S.

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