Making Slime at ALC

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:24

In Mrs. Massic's Materials and Processes class, students made two types of slime. First, they experimented with combining polymers and cross-linkers. Then they combined hot water soluble polyvinyl alcohol bags and a borax solution. Students added in food-safe dyes, turning the slimes all different colors.

Story and Photos by Khristen Massic

Mr. Dougan's Lightning Machine

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 12:21

In Mr. Dougan's computer classes, students saw with their own eyes how electricity travels without wires -- wireless electricity. When a lightning machine is touched, electricity becomes grounded giving it a path of least resistance to travel through. This process shows how information can be sent through air, or in other words, how electricity travels wirelessly. 

Story by Anna Palmer, Photos by Richard Dougan

Mr. Dougan

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 13:47

Mr. Richard Dougan, our computer and network technician teacher, is in his second year of teaching at ALC. Born in Salt Lake City, Mr. Dougan grew up in Nevada, but has also lived in Hawaii, South Dakota, Wisconsin and England. He and his wife of thirty-four years, Elizabeth, have three boys and currently reside in Spanish Fork.

Mr. Dougan also works for Spanish Fork Television and has run his own video production company for the past fifteen years. Along with furthering his own education, Mr. Dougan enjoys fishing in his spare time--his favorite spot being an undisclosed location somewhere along Hobble Creek. 

Story by Anna Palmer, Photos by Brandon Arnold