Science Day!

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:

IMG_7176My preparation of supplies the day before. I was definitely piquing my students interest by having this out during the school day before.

IMG_7181Special guest speaker, Dr. Ken Rooks. He is an emergency room doctor and he is speaking to our kids about broken bones and x-rays.

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We build models of the hand to see how the ligaments, joints, and bones worked together to allow us to move.

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Lee Carlson came to present about his work on the Mars Curiosity Rover.

IMG_7207 We made flip books about how eclipses work.

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This was probably the highlight of the day: making our own “Mars Rovers.”

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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?” IMG_7189IMG_7195

Then at science night we got to see which pairs of third graders were awarded ribbons for their science fair projects.

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Her shirt has it right: Science Rocks!

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One response to “Science Day!

  1. It will be even better next year!

    On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Adventures in Third Grade wrote:

    > Christie posted: “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” >

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