GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

The Getting Excited About Science workshops are hands on science for children, students, schools and teachers.

The students will be broken up into teams where the following skills will be used:

Measuring Catapult Launches at a science school assembly

Measuring Catapult Launches at a
science school assembly.

  • Observing

  • Team work - working well with others

  • Following Directions/Reading

  • Discovering what a Variable is in a Controlled Experiment

  • Relating Cause and Effect or Classifications

  • Inferring - Predicting results

  • Recording results

 

Making clay boats at a science school assembly

Making Clay Boats at a
science school assembly.

The beginning of each session will have a short 5 min. talk and introduction. Each team will be assigned to a hands-on station. After about 4 min. I will say 1 min. warning, “Let’s wrap it up“. Then I will say “Switch” and all teams will switch to the next station in line. At the end of the session we will have a 5 min. wrap up.

The stations will be set up along the walls of a large room in a big open space in the middle. When the teams switch each team will go to the next station in a clock wise fashion. Each PTA helper or teacher will be asked to supervise 1 - 2 stations. The stations will have directions and posters. Each team will be given a “RECORDING RESULTS FORM”. Each team should come prepared with one pencil or pen.

The stations will be changed through out the day to best match the grade level of students participating.

 

 

Racing Disks

Racing Disks at a science school assembly.

Science Workshop Stations

The stations are changed through out the day based on a couple of criteria.

  1. Grade levels of students

  2. Number of PTA - PTO - Teacher - Adult helpers

  3. Special Requests

  4. Room set-up

 

The following is a general list of stations for grades levels. Instructions will be provided at each station.

Grades K-1

Grades 2-3

Grades 4-6

Color Mixing - Spinning Color Wheel Electric Circuits Potential - Kinetic Energy Track
Light & Optics Electromagnets Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion - Shooting Ball
Penny Drop Make a Compass Ballistics Car
Roto Copters Light & Optics Stethoscopes - Heart - Pulse Points
Symmetry Drawing Mineral & Fossil Sorting Acid - Base Test
Static Electricity Racing Cans Electric Circuits
Racing Cans & Wheels Static Electricity Electric Motors and Generators
Iron Filings & Magnets Iron Filings & Magnets Mineral & Fossil Sorting
Mineral and Fossil Sorting Clay Boats Clay Boats
Clay boats Roto Copter Electro Magnets
  Sound Vibrations Pendulums
  Mini Rockets Mini Rockets
Cohesion of water station with Assistant at a science school assembly

Cohesion of water station with assistant
at a science school assembly