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Let's Get Chemical: July 20-24

 
Welcoming Video:
 
 
 
Welcome 4-H STEM Campers!!  
 
Your STEMists are so excited for you to start our Let’s Get Chemical Camp with us starting on July 20th!  
 
On day one we will start with learning all about breaking chemical bonds, on day two we’re going to learn what it means when a substance is hydrophobic or hydrophilic, on day three we’re learning the chemistry of tie-dye, on day four we’re learning about recrystallization and finally on day five we’ll learn about cookie chemistry!
 
Each lesson includes an engaging activity and instructional video followed by questionnaires on Microsoft Office Forms and sharing your experience at Flipgrid.com. Watch the instructional videos, complete the activity sheets, and connect with us on Flipgrid​ and ​Microsoft Office Forms​. We LOVE hearing from our campers! Website links, including the Flipgrid access code, are listed ​at the bottom of all handouts​. Accessibility to these activities and instructional videos are available online. 
 
Feel free to contact us with any questions through our email:​ ​ok4hsteam@okstate.edu 
 
Best wishes from your Oklahoma 4-H STEMist, 
 -Madi Musick, Stephanie Helsen, and Sarah-Beth Henderson 
 
Reminders!!  
● Camp lessons can be completed any time ​during or after ​ the camp week! 
● Both Flipgrid and Zoom are downloadable mobile applications.
• Share photos or videos of your experience at 4hsteam@okstate.edu (optional)
• Answer the questions using the Microsoft Forms and Flipgrid links located at the bottom of each lesson handout.
 

Let's Get Chemical Schedule

July 20: Chemistry is a Blast!
Learn about chemical reactions by making a mentos and cola explosion!
 
 
 
Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
    • Diet cola
    • Mint candies
     
     
    July 21: Bubble Trouble
    Learn how groovy chemistry can be by making your own lava lamp!
     
     
     
     
    Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
      • Vegetable oil
      • Seltzer tablets
      • Food coloring
      • Water
      • Clean plastic bottle with the cap 
       
      July 22: Do or (Tie) Dye
      Learn about covalent bonds and make your own tie-dye shirts! 
       
       

       
       
      Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
        • Basic tie dye kit
        • Gloves
        • Rubber bands
        • Plastic or something to lay your tie dying materials on
        • Plastic wrap 
        • Pre-washed white t-shirt or any other white fabric, article of clothing (socks, sweatshirt, shorts, etc.)
         
        OR
        • Rubbing alcohol
        • A dropper bottle or medicine dropper
        • Colored permanent markers 
        • Plastic cup
        • Rubber band
        • Pre-washed white t-shirt or any other white fabric, article of clothing (socks, sweatshirt, shorts, etc.)
         
         
        July 23: Chemistry Rocks!
        Make your own crystals and learn about the process of re-crystallization 
         
         
         
        Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
          • Water
          • String
          • Pencils
          • Pipe cleaners
          • Scissors
          • Glass jars
          • A spoon
          • 1 cooking pot 
          • Borax
           
           
          July 24: Cookie Chemistry
          Bake a sweet treat and learn just how important each ingredient is!
           
           
           
          Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
            • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
            • 1 teaspoon baking soda
            • 1 teaspoon salt
            • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
            • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
            • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
            • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
            • 2 large eggs
            • 2 cups chocolate chips 
            • 2 Mixing Bowls
            • Measuring Cups
            • Measuring spoons
            • A whisk or something to mix with
            • A baking sheet
            *Search online if you need ideas to get started
             
            July 24: Zoom Call Meeting at 3:00 PM