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General Dynamics STEM Lab Opening

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The General Dynamics STEM Lab had an electrifying grand opening. The General Dynamics lab, located at Camp William B. Snyder, is being utilized to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and the Nova program throughout scouting. "Fun with Circuits” was held at the lab on December 7th.  Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts were invited to explore the world of circuitry. Using the scientific method, they examined how to make batteries from vinegar, wire, nails, and oranges. They explored resistance by making music with electronic components Play Doh, foil, and pencils. Scouts also built circuits that changed colors due to varying light levels. Cub Scouts met requirements towards the Science is Everywhere Nova Award through examining the scientific method, and Boy Scouts met requirements towards Electronics Merit Badges.

Pictures can be found in the gallery to the right. The next Snyder event will occur in March 2014.

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