BRING a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT to SHARE & SHOW (KIDS can use their Parents as Assistants)
Everyone has a Silly Science Experiment they love. In addition to the Microscope and slides and the Magnet Station I set up, I also had a “Build your own Gak station.” So many kids presented amazing elements of Science. So fun to learn about it all. Here are some of the highlights.
The Deltacs will have some Crazy Cool ones to amaze and make learning about chemistry and physic incredibly memorable.
As that is the goal, right?
And of course I will have supplies to make GAK – that crazy slimy substance made from Borax and School Glue. Or your could use cornstarch to make OOBleck. Or here is the recipe to make your own silly putty (you need liquid starch).
Seeing life under a Microscope counts as impressive science too. I will bring one. Bring something (or collect from park) something to look at under the microscope. Paper and pencils will be provided to sketch what you saw under the microscope.
From these great experiments we will learn about atmospheric pressure, construction of comets, exothermic reactions, endothermic reactions, molecular viscosity, subatomic structure, surface tension, meniscus and more.
* Note to Parents: the above scientific terms are just words like LADYBUG, AVALANCHE, and REFRIGERATOR. One day you didn’t know them and the next day you were equipped with a word with alot of syllables to communicate what you saw. Your kids will be learning what they have observed and now have a word for it. Don’t let the fact that we use these words in laboratories, universities and scientific journals prevent your family from enjoying them.
Let’s go to Court for Parkday or truly turn our Park into a Federal or State Courtroom. One third of our Government is the Judicial branch. What happens if someone does something against the law? Where are this issues resolved? In a courtroom. This week we will re-enact a court case. Our Mock trial might have Goldilocks in court or Midas, Peter Rabbit or even Peter Pan. Kids will get a chance to pick their characters and learn more about the roles in the courtroom: Judge, Prosecuting attorney, Defending attorney, plaintiff, Bailiff (courtroom deputy), stenographer, people in the jury, witnesses, court interpreter, court reporter and media. We will use a gavel, come up with some new laws, take an oath, and learn more events of a court experience.
And what does Innocent until proven Guilty signify? I will gently facilitate a debate with the children on either side of that coin. With fairytale characters again, the children will debate why our nation’s version of innocence first is ideal.