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 Eric Wilkins taught students about magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). He did this by passing electricity through two copper coils in a petri dish of salt water over magnets, and instructing the kids to do so as well. The kids told the Science Club members that it was a fascinating experience for them. Eric had a great time showing it to them, and explaining MHD’s relevance in magnetic fields of the Earth and other astronomical objects.