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Summer 2014: The Science Fair

{taken at the 2011 Science Fair – all photos from SLOCA’s Flickr site}

Our weekly peeks into the future continue today here at Down Home, and this time we hope to interest you in an exciting all-school event that will take place mid-year: the Science Fair! Each year we alternate between a science event and a math event for Trimester 2, and this year it will be science. During this event we will come together as a community and celebrate our students' curiosity and diligence!

Science teacher Heidi Frago has a few thoughts about the Science Fair to share with us:

The Science Fair is one of my favorite trimester projects.  Students step into the role of a scientist and start asking questions.  Each scientist maintains a lab notebook and records their work as they go through the scientific process.  At the end of the trimester students present their findings to friends and family in a wonder-filled night of science.

The perfectness of this project is that each student tailors their experiment to their personal interests.  Every experiment starts with a “Why?” or “Why not?”  If your student is interested in cooking, they can experiment with how an ingredient affects the “fluffy-ness” of a cake.  If your student loves all things mechanical, they can play around with gear ratios.  If your student is into gardening, they can play around with how gravity affects plant growth.  The sky is the limit and many experiments can be done with items around your home.

Thanks, Heidi! We are looking forward to this special event and know it will be something all the kids can get into.

Here are a few more photos from the last Science Fair, way back in 2011: 

Happy weekend, everyone!

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