This week students have been working on selecting Science Projects for our hands-on Science Exploration during the April 14th Early Bird Event. Students will be showcasing science projects that they choose from ScienceBuddies.org. They took a quiz about their interests and then Science Buddies listed dozens of possible projects. Students then listed their top 4 projects and sat down with us while we discussed their preferred project. Many students chose to email their projects to parents if that particular project needed parental approval. If you are unsure as to which project your child has, let me know and I will send you a link.
The kids are all very excited about each project they chose. Students chose a wide variety of projects from how rock candy is made to showing how different shapes can be invisible to radar to "molecular scissors" understanding DNA splicing. We tried to steer children to projects within their capabilities, and if they were adamant about a certain project, they had to talk to parents about home support. There will be some time to work on these projects at school, but some projects will require experimentation and building at home.
This is not a science fair as science fairs tend to imply rigid guidelines and competition. This will act more as a guideline for science exploration of hands-on items and experiments. Science Buddies has a ton of excellent resources and guides as well. Check it out here: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
Ms. Alyx & Ms. Nicole
Ms. Nicole & Ms. Alyx
El Salon Turquesa Co-Lead Teachers