Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Science Fair coming soon!

Haven't written an update in a while, because as of May my job has changed somewhat. Whereas I uses to design the experiments, now the kids have taken over, and I have become their humble lab assistant, here to provide space and materials for the experiments they are designing themselves. These projects will be on display at this year's Science Fair. It will take place June 7th (Erev Shavuot) at my house from 10:00-11:30. Family and friends are welcome!

Here's a preview of what to expect.

General Science: Product Testing/Market Research…
"Which _____ is the _____est"
Find out the answers to questions such as which toothpaste is the best, which cream whips up the most, which permanent marker is the hardest to remove, and which type of soda makes the best mentos explosion!

Physics: Lever-based Inventions...
"Give me a place to stand, I will move the Earth"
Get a rare view of cutting edge technology at various stages of development.

Biology: Carrying out Experiments in REAL TIME…
You and yours get the chance to be subjects in these experiments on the human body.

See you there!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Biology: Choosing topics for the Science Fair

This week the kids chose questions to investigate for this year's Science Fair (June 7th 10:00-11:30). The theme for the biology students will be the human body. Over the next few weeks the kids will be working in groups to design, carry out, and analyze pilot studies, the results of which will help them plan the larger scale experiments they will carry out during the Science Fair itself.