Summer U Newsletter

Science Explorations: Session 2, Week 1

June 14, 2013

Weekly Update

This week in Science Explorations, students have already stretched their minds and challenged themselves scientifically! They have started each day with a brain teaser, completed scientific experiments, and explored the what, when, why, and how of science. Here are some of the experiments students have completed this week:


  • Water, Pepper, and Dish Soap - "Pepper Magic Trick"
  • Paper Towels and Food Coloring - "Traveling Colors"
  • Milk, Food Coloring, and Dish Soap - "Magic Q-Tip"


Students have also worked on some science challenges, like an A-Z crossword puzzle, and the Super Scientists Challenge. In the Super Scientists Challenge, students decoded a secret code to find the answers for different types of scientists. If they finished the first level, they tried to match the scientists to their descriptions. If they made it to the third level yet, they would be putting the scientists into a crossword puzzle.


Our science students have worked hard on writing in their science journals - making predictions, writing observations, and explaining their observations. They have also worked at drawing and labeling pictures from their experiments.


It has been a great first week! Looking forward to next week!

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