Our school has a K-12 Science Night every year. This year in third grade we decided to also do a science day to get the kids excited for science night. We have just finished astronomy and just started the human body in science, so we did a combination of activities from both units. Here are some picture highlights of science day:
My preparation of supplies the day before. I was definitely piquing my students interest by having this out during the school day before.
Special guest speaker, Dr. Ken Rooks. He is an emergency room doctor and he is speaking to our kids about broken bones and x-rays.
We build models of the hand to see how the ligaments, joints, and bones worked together to allow us to move.
Lee Carlson came to present about his work on the Mars Curiosity Rover.
We made flip books about how eclipses work.
This was probably the highlight of the day: making our own “Mars Rovers.”
They were powered by balloons. It was very much a problem solving process of “why is it not working? How do I fix it? What can I change?”
Then at science night we got to see which pairs of third graders were awarded ribbons for their science fair projects.
Her shirt has it right: Science Rocks!