DECEMBER - PAIGNTON LIBRARY STEM GROUP

The next meeting of the Paignton Library STEM Group is this Saturday (10th December 2022).

The meeting should be a mixed bag of activities. In addition to the usual coding that carries on from our Code Club, we have the following planned activities:

Some activities may take place in Room 12, at the end of the corridor, however our main base is still the IT learning centre.

• Chemistry Reaction Rates (practical)
◦ Molymod Activity
▪ Building Nucleobase models
▪ Building Organic Chemistry Functional Groups

We also hope to look at projects that people are bringing along with them.

If anyone would like to have a go, or carry on with Scratch, Hour of Code etc then there are computers available for this. It is advisable to to bring along login details for online platforms if you already have accounts.

If you have a Raspberry Pi we DO have a few spare monitors that these can be plugged in to, in addition to a few keyboards and mice. So all you need to bring is the actual Pi and PSU.

The purpose of the Paignton Library STEM Group is to encourage and support participation in STEM subjects. Our event aims to create a friendly hub for STEM enthusiasts to share, collaborate and learn. Please do bring your personal STEM projects to the event, we would love to see what you are working on.

Some of our regular activities have included:
- Coding, Robotics and Electronics.
- Science Demos.
- Raspberry Pi, BBC Micro:bit, Lego WeDo.

The event is led by volunteers, who run a blog about the STEM Group and projects being worked on: personaljournal.ca/paigntonlib

Event Details:
Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Paignton Library, in the IT Learning Centre and if required Room 12.

Session runs from 11am to 3pm and there is no requirement to book a place.

For more details, please phone the library on 01803 714 460 or email paignton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Under 8’s must be accompanied by a parent.

Following the link from
@Some_Emo_Chick@mastodon.so
to the NASA moon mission article, has led

Led me to this, different subject but useful

Researchers turn asphaltene into graphene for composites

phys.org/news/2022-11-asphalte

this looks like a really good development to take a waste product and turn it in to something very useful, graphene has been a game changer for a lot of industries.

However I wonder if there will be uses for graphene on the moon once we establish a human base.

As I can't make blog posts at the moment I will share this here

BepiColombo: Europe's first mission to Mercury sends pics

bbc.co.uk/newsround/58779299

A few weeks ago i started growing some salt crystals. The latest results are below

These are my latest photos

A few weeks ago i started growing some salt crystals. The first results are below and I have just taken more photos of the latest results

These are my first photos

Stand up for Science
senseaboutscience.org/activiti

A bit late to apply for this, sharing anyway as it raises awareness for the next workshop.


QT: mastodon.social/@hntooter/1069

HN Tooter  
Wide-ranging SolarWinds probe sparks fear in Corporate America https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-wide-ranging-solarwinds-probe-sparks-fe...

The Hubble Space Telescope: From Cosmological Conflict to Alien Atmospheres
[Space Telescope Science Institute](stsci.edu/)
Public lectures
The Hubble Space Telescope: From Cosmological Conflict to Alien Atmospheres
Tue 2nd March 2021

[Link](stsci.edu/contents/events/pls/)

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The Hubble Space Telescope: From Cosmological Conflict to Alien Atmospheres
[Space Telescope Science Institute](stsci.edu/)
Public lectures
The Hubble Space Telescope: From Cosmological Conflict to Alien Atmospheres
Tue 2nd March 2021

[Link](stsci.edu/contents/events/pls/)

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The Milky Way vs. Andromeda: When Galaxies Collide
[Space Telescope Science Institute](stsci.edu/)
Public lectures
The Milky Way vs. Andromeda: When Galaxies Collide
Tue 2nd Feb 2021

[Link](stsci.edu/contents/events/pls/)

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@write_as Are there any plans to add some sort of search facility, so that when posts are tagged with say a search can find such posts. I know if I add to another post then follow that link tag it finds all the other posts tagged science.

EUROPEAN YOUNG CHEMIST NETWORK

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@sdtj

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