Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Science Night!

The big night is almost here!  Come to Science Night tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 7 to 8:30 for all kinds of science fun!  See student projects, try experiments, see live animals and make paper!  Special guests include the Academy of Natural Sciences, Briar Bush Nature Center, Sustainable Choices (Papermaking) and Microscope Science.  Hope to see you tomorrow night!

Raptor Resource Project

The Raptor Resource Project is the ultimate in reality shows!  Following an eagle family high above a fish hatchery in Iowa, you can watch as the adult eagles bring prey back to the next, feed their young eaglets and protect them during good and bad weather.  It is on 24 hours a day so you can see the action anytime!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Mealworm Life Cycle

Prekindergarten students have watched their mealworms change from larvae to pupa and now to beetles.  It's been a fascinating journey.  As mealworms, we studied various aspects of mealworm behavior, such as what they like to eat, if they can follow a maze or crawl backwards.  Playing with the darkling beetles was great fun, and it was wonderful to watch students who initially said; "I am afraid of beetles", enjoy having them crawl all over their hands and arms.  If you'd like to play with a mealworm too, you'll have a chance on Science Night!

More Magnet Maze Mania pictures.....

Magnet Maze Mania with Kindergarten!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Volcano Pop-ups

As part of our study of earth science, 3rd grade students do a variety of activities.  They make egg models of the layers of the earth, use Milky Way bars to demonstrate plate tectonics, make working volcano models and many other activities.  Today's activity was to make volcano pop-ups.  Students picked a type of volcano to study; shield, composite or cinder cone.  Then they illustrated a pop-up display and added facts about their type of volcano.  Look for the pop-ups along with the clay volcano models on Science Night!