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Science Club Activities for 2013-2014

 

LEGO WeDo Robotics 

Kindergarten-2nd Grades

7 one hour sessions starting at 2:45 or 4:00

Thursdays -  2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3  (no class 2/28)

Students build models of machines and animals, program actions and behaviors, and investigate how machines work using computer controlled Legos. 

This course is taught by a professional instructor.

 Please complete one form per child. Cost will be $115.  The fee may be waved based on need. Please bring check to first class made out to Ileana Gonzalez.

 Sign-up here.  http://tinyurl.com/EvansdaleWeDo

 For questions, contact Ben Kupronis - EvansdaleScience@gmail.com


Science and Engineering Fair
Science Fair was January 9th, 6:30-8pm.   Enter your student science experiment or report for a chance to win prizes!

Think of an experiment. Conduct the experiment. Keep notes on your ideas, research, observations in a notebook (optional for PreK-2). Write up your results and display them on a tri-fold display board. Bring them to Science Night at Evansdale January 9th and you may win a prize.
New this year: You will have a chance to present your experiment to the judges (optional for PreK-2nd). And you can submit a project as an individual or a team (up to 3 people).

You need to register by December 16th to participate.

This year we will have a Junior Science Fair (grades preK-2) and the Science Fair (grades 3-5).  Instructions for the Junior Science Fair are
 here and the instructions for the Science Fair for grades 3-5 are here.

Two students (or teams) will be chosen from the Science Fair (grades 3-5) to advance to the county competition and will be eligible for the state and national competitions.

Also new this year: Discussion sessions will be offered before and after school with scientists, so that students can discuss their science fair ideas if they need a little extra help formulating their hypothesis and designing their experiment. These sessions will not involve actually "doing" the project, but they will provide one-on-one feedback and assistance with experimental design. Sessions will occur the week of Dec. 16.  Details coming soon!  Also, ask your teacher about classroom incentives for participation in the Science Fair.

Click
 here for registration forms and hints/tips on completion of science fair projects.

Big-Thinkers Science Club  – PreK to 5th grade

Designed to ignite students curiosity after the bell rings.  Science clubs meet once a week.  There is an exciting new topic every week, each with a cool take-home project!  Topics to be announced.

Schedule:
Tuesdays
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Each 6-week session for $79
 
Session 1:
Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29,
Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19
 
Session 2:
Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18,
Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 15
 
Online Registration -->
 here
Flyer -->
 here
 
Lego® Robotics Class–- September 19th --8 weeks

3rd to 5th grade--$130

Students will use the LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robotics sets to build robots and then program them to move.  Integrates practical applications of computer science, math, fundamental physics, engineering, and writing into a rich and challenging course.  The curriculum includes materials designed by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy and the NASA Robotics Educator Program designed to foster mathematical and engineering competency as well as technological and scientific literacy.
Schedule (Thursdays)
Dates:September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7
Class times are 2:45-3:45 or 4:00-5:00

Register -->Closed

Contact
 Ben Kupronis with questions.

Science Night--January 23rd, 6:30-8pm

There will be a Science Fair and lots of other fun activities.  Do you work someplace that has interesting technology, flashing lights or practical applications of science?  Email Ben Kupronis so the whole school can see or to volunteer.

Compete in Science Fair during Science Night.
Deadline for registration is January 17th.

There will be two age groups, K-2nd and 3rd-5th. Kids compete in one of three categories:
    1.Life Science/Biology/Nature
    2.Earth Science/Chemistry
    3.Physics/Motion/Technology.

Make an experiment (like last year) or do a report (new).  If your child can not think of a cool experiment, they may present a report on a scientific topic.  Experiments and reports will be judged separately and the experiment prizes will be a little larger. However, every child should be able to choose a neato topic and wow the school while learning a little.

Lego Robotics Team (3rd-5th)

This team will be coached by Ms Adams and Ms Watt with a parent volunteer.  Children will build and program a robot to perform tasks on a board.  Children will also research the topic for the competition this year and prepare a presentation for the competitions.  Children will travel to local and state competitions representing Evansdale Elementary.  There will be a tryout on September 3rd to assess your child's ability to work in a group and stay on task.  Weekly sessions start September 10th and go until at least the end of November.

Contact 
 Ms Adams at or Ben Kupronis.


Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a state-wide event in February that consists of 20 events for which teams of 3-4 students compete.  Some events are rubber band catapult, astronomy, self-propelled car, egg drop, mystery architecture, bottle music, bridge building using pasta, and rock hound.  The commitment is pretty steep as students need to practice 20 or more hours for each of the events they are in.  The Science Club will cover all costs, but written agreements will be required of all participants.  Parents of participants will be asked to coach one or more teams.   Registration starts in January and the Competition is in May.  Contact: Mr Poole

 
 

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