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The Science Fair
9/30/18 9:18 PM

Science & Technology

Science Standards

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Students in grades K-5 learn Science year-round through hands-on investigations using FOSS NGSS science kits (science materials, adoption year 2017-2019). 

Information on following the scientific method can be found at the following links below.  

http://www.fossweb.com

Mini MOVIE on the Scientific Method from Brain POP

The Scientific Method from Fact Monster

Technology

Introduction to Computer Science at Laurelwood 2017-18

 

Over one hundred fifth graders at Laurelwood Elementary School now have the opportunity to experience the field of information technology and communications thanks to their teachers, Amber Wacht, Laura Jones, Tia Keeth, and Steve Ivy. This dedicated team of teachers, along with Vice Principal, Paul Fuller, have developed a computer science and tech rotation as an introduction to concepts related to computer science, technology, and innovation.

The rotation consists of four mini-courses; robotics (using Edison Robotics), video production (using WeVideo to produce PSA videos), video game design (using Scratch), and tiger tank (an opportunity for students to pitch product ideas similar to the show Shark Tank). For each course, students will spend 8 one-hour long sessions over several weeks learning, exploring, and creating with the tools of the course. After each course, the students rotate to the next course and by the end of the year, each student should get to experience all four parts of the rotation.

Laurelwood Science Fair STEM

  • Science Fair packets distributed to students by:                                January
  • Student submits Question to classroom teacher no later than:            February 
  • Teacher reviews and returns the Proposal forms no later than:            February 
  • Completed STEM project (including board and notebook) presented to the homeroom class during the school day MARCH 27, 2018 and an evening event at 6:30 PM
  • Students will take their projects home when Science Night is over (or the following day) unless selected for District STEM Fair (DATE: TBD)

 

Families are encouraged to guide their child in creating an experiment based on your child’s interest and question. Please be cautioned that many “experiments” in resource books are often only demonstrations and not full experiments.