ISUEO hosts Kids Club program ...

First and second graders put the “A” for Art in STEAM this fall. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) partnered with the 21st Century Community Connections Learning Center (CCLC) Kids Club at West Elementary to offer a STEAM-themed after school program. Ten first and second graders met once a week for six weeks to participate in hands-on learning. They learned how to make their own scratch-off paper and experimented with marshmallow launchers. The youth also learned about chromatography and how a black marker is made up of multiple colors. Lastly, the youth made salt paintings. They observed how when placing the salt on wet paint, it will soak up the water but not the pigment, creating a unique picture. While painting they also learned if they were left or right “footed” when no hands were aloud (as pictured above). For more information about joining 4-H, contact Becky Rea, Allamakee County K-12 Program Coordinator, at the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Allamakee County Office at 563-568-6345. Submitted photo.

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