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6th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 4, 2015

Nine fun and exciting experiments will be presented for Emerson School’s 6th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night to be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

These hands-on learning activities have been chosen to spark the imagination and illuminate the world of science! Students will be placed on four to five-person teams that will rotate through a series of three fun and amazing experiments. Close to 100 parent volunteers will be needed to lead the teams or to help run the experiments. Please consider volunteering! No specific science background is needed – just a desire to have fun.

This year's experiments are:

K-1st grade

Animal Trackers – Directed by an expert from the Lakeview Nature Center, students will use their observation skills to determine which animal left their mark.  Poop included!

Magnet Magic – What do magnets attract?  Did you know that the earth is like a big magnet? Students will explore those questions and more using different objects to see what magnets do or don’t like.  The power of attraction is strong!

Make it Move – Teams will be challenged to harness the power of their lungs to move various objects. The results will blow you away!

2nd-3rd grade

A is for Anatomy – Directed by an anatomy teacher, the students will explore the human anatomy using real medical tools and models. Say ahhhhh!

Alka Rockets – Students will learn about Newton’s law of motion and chemical reactions by launching rockets. Watch out moon, here we come! 

Angry Birds! – Students will learn about angles and will be challenged to catapult different objects at a target. Look out below!

4th-5th grade

Crime Scene – A not-so-serious crime has been committed at Emerson! Students will use their detective skills to solve the mystery. Good luck detectives!

Bouncing with Chemistry – It’s messy, it’s fun, it bounces. Yes folks, it’s science! With the help of Elmhurst College Associate Chemistry Professor, Dr. Michelle Applebee, students will learn how to use the scientific method and household ingredients to make their own bouncy balls.

Marble Roller Coaster – Students get the chance to design their own rockin' roller coasters using various materials and their imaginations. Motion sickness not included!

Science Olympiad cannot happen without parent donation of time as well as supplies to run these fun science experiments for our kids!  Please consider donating the following items:

  • Foam Stickers
  • Alka Seltzer Tablets
  • Curling Ribbons
  • Elmer’s School Glue
  • Corn Starch
  • Flexible Tape Measure
  • Plastic Cups (16 oz)
  • Borax
  • Markers
  • 5 Aprons (Adult Size)
  • Hand/Baby Wipes
  • Small Dixie Cups (Plastic Preferred)
  • White 3” x 5” Index Cards (Blank on one Side))
  • Empty Cardboard Paper Towel and Wrapping Paper Tubes (Toilet Paper tubes are not needed)

All items can be dropped off in the box currently outside of the Emerson School Office.  Thank you for your generosity!

Please contact Darren Morton at darren.morton@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

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