Thursday, March 31, 2011

Summer Science Camps

If you are looking for a summer camp for your child that is science related I have included some links to programs that I know are great.  If you have any questions about any of these (or know of others I should add to the list) let me know.

The Academy of Natural Sciences
Science Explorers
The Franklin Institute
Briar Bush Nature Center
Morris Arboretum
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Mercer Museum (Robotics)
Mad Science

PreKindergarten Mealworms

PreK students have had a great time exploring the exciting work of mealworms.  After a series of experiments on mealworm behavior, the students enjoyed building mazes for their worms to try to follow.  Do you think a mealworm can follow a maze?  Ask a PreK student for the answer!

4th Grade Mold Symposium

The 30th Anniversary of the 4th Grade Mold Symposium was a complete success!  AFS hosted two other schools for a day filled with science discovery and fun.  First, the students presented their work in small groups.  Then, it was on to "Moldy Lunch" (ask a 4th grade student what we ate) and then each school presented a mold song.  There was a short movie about the whole process.  Come to Science Night to see all of the hard work the students put into designing, carrying out and presenting their experiments.

Magnet Fun with Kindergarten!

Transpiration Experiments with 1st Grade

Did you know that the water cycle occurs in plants also?  1st grade students learned this when they placed stalks of celery in red water for a week.  The xylem vessels of the celery turned red as the water was drawn up through the stalk.  It was a lot of fun trying to remove long strands of xylem vessels from the celery!