Arte Inc Family Science Workshop

November 6, 2021

On October 23rd, we reconvened once again to share science with students in a Family Science Workshop! This year we joined forces with Yale SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) and ARTE. Inc and we were joined by about a 100 students from elementary to high school age. The workshop was a part of ARTE’s series of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

We first heard from our guest speaker, Dr. Luisa Escobar Hoyos, an assistant professor of Therapeutic Radiology. She shared her path to become a cancer scientist with a main message to the students: Big dreams matter and perseverance is the key! Watch the recording of this inspiring talk under this link.

Then we put on our lab coats and dove into some science demonstrations and experiments! The students received their own science kits which provided them with the necessary materials for the experiments. First, students learned about the heart and then made their own stethoscopes. We even tried out a little experiment to see how our heart beat changes after some physical activity. 

For our second activity, we explored electricity by making our own paper circuits. The students had fun using copper tape to make different kinds of circuits, exploring various components like the ways in which electric devices can be connected in a circuit, and how a switch can control the movement of current. 

At the end of the event, students shared their take away messages, and showed their stethoscopes and circuits to the rest of the group.

We hope to gather for this wonderful event next year, but this time, in person!