Students Take on the Role of Scientist for the Day

Middle school students involved in STEM Club or the Makers Space had the unique opportunity to clock in for a day of work at Argonne National Laboratory. The day started with the history of the laboratory, which was built back in the 40’s, and then after a quick review of protons, neutrons, and electrons, it was off to experiment!

Students had the chance to test speed and acceleration. Thier goal was to make a magnet travel faster than 4 meters per second or MPs. The next experiment was testing how our brains manipulate molecules to make things appear to our eye. Using lasers and different patterns the students see how the eye composes images from the brain. The day ended with lunch in the Argonne cafeteria before heading back to student life. The experience was sure to be one to remember.