Tag: science

“Zombie Island”

Yesterday in 5th grade science, the class was marooned on “Zombie Island”. They had to use the design process and work in groups to design and build a series circuit. Every group built a successful circuit and made the light bulb work in order to protect themselves from the zombies. They even installed switches in their circuits! Today, they will be given additional bulbs and batteries to see if they can successfully create parallel circuits.

5th & 6th Grade Researchers

The 5th/6th grade have worked for the last week on researching either an extinct or endangered animal. They researched and took notes on a specific animal, then chose  a project to complete to share what they learned. Students wrote magazine articles, short stories, created infographics, and one made a video. Students shared their final products with the class today.

Solar Eclipse @ SHS

We had a great time experiencing the Solar Eclipse @ SHS today.  As junior scientists, we listened and observed the difference in the environment during the eclipse.  And, of course, it was TOTALLY AWESOME to see the eclipse!

Butterfly Release

Butterfly ReleaseWe celebrated the butterflies’ freedom on the same day as Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo!! Kindergarten enjoyed seeing caterpillars turn to butterflies!! John Michael brought in the butterfly kit to class! The kit came with caterpillars and their food. After a week they formed their cocoon and were placed in a special butterfly cage. Six days later they popped out as a butterfly. We fed them sugar water and fruit for several days and then it was time for their release!! These butterflies are called “Painted Ladies”. We had five butterflies to release on May 5th! 5/5/16. We celebrated their freedom today too!!

4-H Demonstrations

April 4-HOur 4-H topic this month was Demonstrations or Interactive Exhibits.  Each student did a great job of explaining each step of their topic.  You would be very surprised at how many steps it takes to open a bottle of water to drink or just to tie your shoes.  Can you explain to someone how to make tea who has never made it before or how to play an instrument?  Do you know how to make compost out of a bottle or sew on a button?  How about grooming a horse or making a lava lamp?  After listening to these demonstrations, you really felt you could go out and do them!  Great Job, SHS!!!