Link is excited to announce a new partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences to provide science-based programming at Link. On January 31st, the Academy hosted a Family Science Night at the school. Students and their parents rotated through several interactive “stations,” where they engaged in hands-on experiments and learned a number of fascinating science facts from STEM professionals. Experiments included extracting DNA from strawberries, typing blood (as a forensic science lab would), observing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and more. Additionally, the Academy has established an After School STEM Enrichment Program for high achievers in the Lower House. Meeting once a week for 12 weeks, students explore the brain with a PhD candidate in neuroscience from NJIT and other instructors. Students will learn about neurons by recording electrical impulses from insects and then will dissect sheep’s brains. They will also explore memory, learning, and sleep as part of the unit. Link is fortunate to have the Academy as a partner in nurturing our students’ intellectual curiosity and increasing their knowledge base.
Here are some photos from Family Science Night: