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Get students involved in understanding the power of atoms.
Atoms make up everything in the universe: the air we breathe, the clothes we ™re wearing, the food we eat, everything! They are the tiniest building blocks in the world so tiny that a trillion of them could fit on the head of a pin. Some science labs, including some at IBM Research, have huge microscopes that are so powerful they can see individual atoms. IBM scientists are able to use chemical forces to physically move single atoms from one place to another. We ™ve been able to create pictures, spell words and even make movies using scanning tunneling microscopy. Now, you can simulate this with a fun activity using magnets.
Audience: ages 5 to 15.
A cool way to demonstrate fundamental science that is used in today’s technology, like storing lots of music or other media on a tiny device.
Gets students excited about science and technology as a career path.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: IBM CorporationOrganization Street Address: n/aOrganization City, State, Zip: Wayne, PA 19087Organization Phone Number: (720) 395-3899Short Description of Organization:
International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.Program Street Address: n/a
19087Which one best describes your organization?: For-profitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Project-Based LearningDoes your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes
- Computer Science
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): fall
- Center City
- South Philadelphia
- Southwest Philadelphia
- West Philadelphia
- Lower North Philadelphia
- Germantown-Chestnut Hill
- Olney-Oak Lane
- Near Northeast Philadelphia
- Far Northeast Philadelphia
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): 3rd - 6th gradeWhich gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?: Multi-RacialWhat percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not knowWho can participate in your STEM program?: Groups onlyCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: NoIf participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: NoIs transportation to and from your program provided?: Other