When the Academic Talented and Gifted (ATG) program at Flickenger Elementary (Utica, MI) decided to focus on construction this year, G2 was happy to get into “the mix.”
Rob Norris, a parent and employee at Pullman SST, suggested that the students mix concrete and take it to a testing facility to have it tested for strength. The 17 students mixed four different types of cement (1060 PSI and Mapei with and without Aggregate).
Samples of each type of cement were placed in testing tubes, which were taken to G2’s testing lab. After a tour of the facility, students watched as the concrete they had created was tested. Each cylinder log was placed into a machine to see how much pressure it could withstand. The whole process was an amazing learning experience for the ATG students and a lot of fun for G2.