This year, Haas Hall’s Science Club returned virtually to Warner Elementary, a rural, predominantly Native American school in Oklahoma, to share experiments involving light and combining electricity and magnets to move fluid. Science Club reached 64 fifth graders total in Mrs. Shry’s classroom at Warner!
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.