Auburn University - Truman Pierce Institute

STEM Newsletter
Ideas for Fall

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Halloween STEM Challenges

Follow the link above for a YouTube playlist of several STEM challenges for Halloween! The video host provides several modifications as well as suggestions for how to link the challenges to learning objectives and science standards. 
Leaf Chromatography

Click the photo above to see the original experiment. Embedded in this short article is a video of two children actually completing the lab activity. This simple experiment would be great to do with younger students to introduce them to leaf pigments and the reasons why leaves change color in the fall. 

Simplified Instructions

Why Leaves Change Color Article

Experiment for Older Students (5th grade - middle school)
This experiment only calls for green leaves, but add in some different colored leaves to see more pigments!
Georgeann Hester 
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