William O. Schaefer Elementary School

More than 100 families of students in grades K-5 registered for the district’s first-ever K-5 Family Fun Science Night at William O. Schaefer Elementary School yesterday! Family members had a blast with activities that were a mash-up of kitchen chemistry and engineering, from a lava lamp-making station (oil, water, food coloring and alka seltzer) to magnet exploration to aluminum foil boat-building, and more.

“Science Night was created to share activities that families can do at home with materials they have on hand,” explains K-8 Science Instructional Coach Samantha Levine. “The goal is to get children thinking and talking about phenomena and principles behind the science experiments, and about what makes something work for engineering projects. It’s also a great way to get kids to problem solve and talk out ideas before and after building or experimenting.”

Missed Family Fun Science Night? Here is a link to recreate the activities at home (plus a couple of extra activities and games): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B24-LKRhEzb6M1pZT2NScXZhUnc?usp=sharing

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children with hands in oobleck tub at family fun science night

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