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Calling on Future Chemists at the Minds In Motion Workshop for Gifted Students

Hubbard-Hall Demonstrates Important Chemistry Concepts at a Minds In Motion Workshop

What do you get when you mix a little borax, a little glue and water, and a dab of food coloring? Besides a small mess and a lot of fun, the answer is goofy putty.

Just ask the 14 middle school students who participated in Hubbard-Hall’s chemistry workshop at the Minds In Motion program held on March 16th in Prospect, CT. Minds in Motion is the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) signature student enrichment program, featuring hands-on, fast-paced, high-interest workshops for gifted and high-ability children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

During the ninety minute workshop, Technical Service Trainee Ryan Catania, with the help of retired Ansonia Middle School Principal Lynn Wallick, explored the concepts of chemistry with the students, making real-world connections through hands-on activities like making goofy putty, milk rainbows and tie dye, demonstrating properties of matter, chemical reactions, separation processes and surface tension.