Family Science Night 2018

Posted by Rise High on October 16, 2018
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On October 11th, Rise High was excited to present its second Family Science Night! This evening of science fun was possible in collaboration with the RPI Engineering Ambassadors, RPI Science Ambassadors, and the middle schools of the Schenectady City School District. This event was open to all 6th graders and their families. They got to enjoy hands on stations on traffic optimization (civil engineering), the design of safe roller coasters, prosthetics, decoding viruses, future of

Forensics Trainees In The Making

Posted by Rise High on October 16, 2018
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Last Saturday, Rise High students got their hands on valuable evidence to learn important concepts and tools that are critical to forensics investigators. These included latent finger prints, DNA, bullets, substances, and suspicious pens. They got to learn forensic techniques by solving individual mini-cases. They were fantastic at it! It is important that they learned these real-life tools because they will have to work together on solving a bigger cases next time! Problem-solving is so
Rise High wrapped up the module on the Science of Light & Color with a mind-blowing session focused on Colors. We learned about the differences between additive and subtractive color mixing, and explored the differences between mixing different colors of light and different colors of paint/dyes. Not what we expected! Is color what you think it is? Is what you see what others see? We also learned about how we see colors and how sometimes
We continued the theme on the Science of Light & Colors with an intro to color in an artistic way. We not only know that science is in art, but that artistic engagement positively impacts our ability to problem-solve and be more creative (something we scientists need to be good at). And to top that, it activates our neurological system in ways that makes us happier and less prone to certain diseases. So, today we

Let There Be Light!

Posted by Rise High on September 18, 2018
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We started our module on the Science of Light and Colors! Today we learned about waves in such fun ways that included listening to music coming from a laser light! The students were challenged to design a path with the use of mirrors to get a laser light go from Point A to Point B on a maze. What a fun way of applying what we learned about the behavior and properties of waves. Thank