The Science Club at Haas Hall – Fayetteville impacted 45 fifth graders from Warner Elementary, a rural, predominantly Native American school in Oklahoma, in one day across three different class periods during the Haas Hall Spring Break.
Science club member Rukaya Alrubaye taught students about phosphorescence and fluorescence. She provided real world examples such as coral and fluorescing sea turtles. Rukaya created experiments such as drawing with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on black construction paper and shining a black light on it to see it fluoresce in a dark room! Other experiments include writing with flashlights on phosphorescing paper. Rukaya enjoyed teaching the students about a part of the vast world of science and the students enjoyed it too!