By Rachel Krubeck
If you are interested in getting involved in the community, Pebble Tossers is a wonderful place to look for those opportunities! Whether you're looking for service hours or something with more of a commitment, they will help you cast that first pebble.
We want to give a warm shout out to an amazing organization called Pebble Tossers. We are so thankful for everything they have done for us. Pebble Tossers took us under their wing and continues to guide us through this nonprofit realm. They opened the door to a trial run at the My Sister's House Shelter in Atlanta at one of their service evenings and continues to build our confidence in helping us develop our organization. A special thank you goes to Mrs. Jennifer Guynn. It was really Angelica's first meeting with you that gave her idea momentum! Your willingness to meet with us in the beginning is a kindness we will never forget.
Entry by Rachel Krubeck:
Our science workshop was a blast at Jesse’s House! Under Mr. Jack Wood’s instruction, the girls at the shelter were able to explore polymers by making slime. They were also able to watch instant snow polymer expand by adding water and condense when salt was added to it. Then, they observed light with rainbow spectrum diffraction prism glasses. The girls were inquisitive, funny, and engaging. My favorite quote of the day was from a girl who originally said at the beginning of the lesson that she wasn’t really interested in science. But during the class she changed her mind and said, “I love science!” There was even a young girl that proclaimed her love for astronomy and had so many questions about the boundaries of space. Mr. Jack educated her about cosmology and I watched her curiosity ignite. She repeated the word cosmology over and over again trying to remember it and trying to say it correctly. The kids were all such a pleasure to hang out with. Seeing them wave good bye with smiling faces made everything worth it. We are especially thankful for Mr. Jack Wood taking time to prepare and teach such an awesome class for the residents. His patience and sense of humor made the class so enjoyable. What a blessing you are to Super Science Kids, Mr. Jack!!
I LOVE Discover Science Center!!! They are willing to partner with us!!! They were so very generous and had a TON of great ideas. They were so funny and I loved listening to them. I could tell they had a huge passion for science. I look forward to working with them. Maybe Dr. Tonya will mentor me with becoming a Marine Biologist someday!!! I'm SO happy that I'm going to be working with these amazing scientists to help foster and shelter kids learn science!!!
I am so thankful for the company Educational Innovations, Inc. They provide science teaching tools. They have so many amazing things! I've been talking with Mrs. Tami G. O'Connor. She is so kind and encouraging. Her words make me not want to ever give up. They have agreed to sponsor one of our science stations for a foster care science night in July!!
I love to creek monitor! Chemistry is my favorite kind of science. I love how we use chemicals to see if the water is polluted. It's super fun!
It's official!! Super Science Kids, is a nonprofit in the eyes of the government!!! Wow!! Celebrate with us!!
Today, I taught at Kids R Kids with Mr. Kevin Smith, Community Outreach Specialist. He works for KFCB. We were teaching the kids about pollution. I gave a presentation to the kids about plastic pollution. I love teaching other kids about pollution and the science that goes with it!
I taught at Pickens Library about plastic pollution. I read a book to the kids and then we did a game outside called Fatal Food Relay. The winners got Smarties candies! It was super fun and I hope the kids learned a lot!
My name is Angelica Krubeck and I am 13 years old. I love science. It's one of my favorite things to do. When I was 8, one of my friends opened up to me. She shared how she grew up in a shelter and how hard every day was. After that conversation, I decided I wanted to help kids like her in some way. Science I love and kids I love, so put them together and it just makes sense. I knew that some kids out there don't get the chance to be creative with science, like how I do. I strongly believe that no kid should be without the education and enjoyment of science! Not only does it help them get away from their worries for a little while, but it also provides education to them. I hope to inspire kids to do great things, to succeed in science, and to develop a love for science despite the challenges they are facing in their life.