Family Science Night 2015

March 12, 2015 at Lake Pointe Elementary

The Science Behind the Station

*watch videos

*get links to apps

*learn on a deeper level

Rick the Science Guy

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Be the Solar System

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Augmented Reality Apps

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Click on the link below for a video about this Mobiti app that's available in the iTunes app store.
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Here are a few videos to help understand how they work.

Fun using the ColAR Mix App

These pictures were taken while using the ColAR Mix app. ColARmix.com will give you the actual pages that you may color and print out. Then have the app on a device to see the animals come to life (3D).

ZSpace

3D technology
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Instant Snow

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Snap Circuits

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Electrical Houses

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Lake Travis High School Student Projects

This picture is an example of an electrical house on a much bigger scale.

Making a house and supplying electricity to the house was a project for one of their science classes.

Alternative Energy

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This is Terry Garity and he is a retired teacher that is passionate about teaching children to love science. In the picture, this is Terry's project that demonstrates the different forms of Alternative Energy.

Mrs. Mendel

Pendulum Art

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Tinkering Station

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This station is for taking electronics apart so that a student may learn how the piece works and empowers students by teaching how to use general tools.


Tinkerer: one who experiments with materials and ideas to fully understand their capacities, and who further iterates on their learning to find better solutions to current problems.

Sundial

Thank you to our PTO for our new Sundial for all of us to learn about and enjoy!
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LED Lighting of the Future with Mr Chang

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Capital Area Master Naturalists

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"What's your Wingspan?"
The distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other wing.

Austin Planetarium Discovery Dome

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UT Physics

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Austin Energy

School Outreach Program

Austin Energy is the company that sponsored the Regional Science Fair where we sent our 5th grade winners this year. All of our students placed in this event and we are very proud of each of the twelve 5th grade students that represented Lake Pointe Elementary.

Girl Scout Troop 1835

HOW TO MAKE SEED BALLS


1.Sift clay through a sifter to eliminate lumps.

2.Measure out 1 part of seeds, to 3 parts of compost, to 5 parts of clay.

3.Mix the compost and seeds together first, and then add the clay along enough water to hold the mixture together.

4.Roll out a small amount of the seed mixture to the size of about a penny.

5.Go to an empty place outdoors.

6.Drop seed balls on the ground.

7.Wait for beautiful flowers to bloom!
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Mrs. Garcia

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Mrs. Garcia is a former LTMS science teacher, and she will be sharing her love for science with us! She will be exploring wind turbines and sharing them with us!

Motion Detectors with Mr Luetzelschwab

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Geology

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The Basic Geology & Facts of Rocks

• Rocks make up most of the planet.

• Huge chunks of rocks make up mountains.

• Tiny pieces of rock make up sand.

• The main ingredient in rocks is minerals.

• Minerals are Earth’s non-living, natural materials.

• The types of minerals and how they combine determine what kind of rock will form.


There are 3 main types of rocks:

1. Sedimentary Rocks – Rocks that have formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment, especially sediment transported by water (rivers, lakes, and oceans), ice (glaciers), and wind. Sedimentary rocks are often deposited in layers, and frequently contain fossils. a. Limestone and shale are common sedimentary rocks.

2. Igneous Rocks – Rocks formed by the cooling and solidifying of molten materials. Igneous rocks can form beneath the Earth’s surface, or at its surface, as lava. a. Granite, solid volcanic lava, and basalt are examples of igneous rocks. b. Igneous rocks make up 90% of the Earth.

3. Metamorphic Rocks – Rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat, pressure, or some other agent without passing through a liquid phase. a. Examples are marble, which can be formed from limestone, and slate, which is formed from shale. b. Form deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

Thank you for coming to our Family Science Night!

Thank you to all of our Volunteers for making this event possible!

Thank you to Cyndi Loseke and her fabulous team of helpers, Rick the Science Guy for being such a great inspiration to us all, LTHS students, LTMS students, LPE students helpers, all of the parents that volunteered, Austin Planetarium, ZSpace, UT Physics Circus, Girl Start, Sue Garcia, the Girl Scout Troop 1835, Ms. Gudelman, and LPE teachers for helping make this all possible for our students of Lake Pointe Elementary.

Contact Us!

Please let us know how this event was for you and your family! Thank you for coming out and sharing the love of science with us!