For Station 1: Polywog Slime: we made slime with polyvinyl alcohol. Students had to identify physical or chemical change. (chemical, new substance formed. We will learn the chemical formulas for this reaction this quarter)
Will from the Upside Down
In the series, Will communicates with his mother from the other dimension by making lights turn on and off. When she realizes this is what is happening she puts christmas lights all over the house, and turns a wall of her living room into an alphabet of lights, in case he has a message. He does.
To set this up, I cut up an old set of Christmas lights, inserting one bulb per ABC letter. I left out the letters R U and N. All of the other letters were not connected to anything, they were just for effect.
Then I wired one bulb at each of the 3 letters R, U, and N to have the ends sticking out at the bottom of the board. I also put some unconnected wires sticking out. The students were to figure out how to use the batteries to make the word RUN light up.
Station 3: Eleven's Eggos.
OK I needed an excuse to eat Eggos, Eleven's favorite food in the series. I came up with using my infrared thermometer to take temperatures of the waffles before and after toasting. Waffles were frozen, so the students were surprised at how large the temperature change was.
Station 4: Demogorgonzola
Students followed a recipe from Stranger Fillings cookbook, (amazon link here) to make a Demogorgon - out of puff pastry, a Fig for a head, and gorgonzola cheese.
We baked them while we cleaned up the lab, and they got to eat them at the end of class.
All in all I think it was a success!