St. Mary's Dominican High School

Science Club

Science Club is open to all students who want to learn more about the various disciplines of science through a variety of campus activities and experiments. Meetings are held during the Lunch/Activity period.

Fizzy Melting Snowmen

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Despite warm December temps in New Orleans, Science Club members at Dominican built their own Fizzy Melting Snowmen, made of white play clay with a baking soda base. The snowmen were decorated with red string and black and orange beads. When vinegar was poured over the snowmen, the acidic vinegar reaction with the baking soda   …Continue Reading

Combustion and Currency

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Members of the Science Club dipped bills of money in an alcohol/water solution and lit them. The alcohol burns off of the surface of the bill without burning the money. The experiment illustrates the process of combustion, the flammability of alcohol, and the special qualities of the material used to make currency.

Alum/Loyola Professor Speaks to the Science Club

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Dominican alum Dr. Aimée K. Thomas shared with Science Club members her work as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans. Aimée, a ’91 graduate, has an interest in promoting STEM education and environmental awareness through informal science education programs and research. She believes that teaching scientists methods   …Continue Reading

Guest Speaker: UNO Dean of Engineering

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Kim Jovanovich, University of New Orleans Assistant Dean of Engineering, was guest speaker at the Science Club meeting in the fall. His presentation about engineering addressed the various engineering areas that ranged from aerospace and biomedical to electrical and petroleum engineering. Mr. Jovanoivch is pictured here with the Science Club officers and the moderator, Karen   …Continue Reading

Color Splash!

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Dominican’s Science Club mixed milk, food coloring and dishwashing soap together for a fun color splash reaction.    

Audubon Insectarium visits DHS

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The Science Club enjoyed a presentation by one of Audubon Insectarium’s own entomologists. Students got an up-close perspective on butterflies, roaches, and more!

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