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SOTM Division B Science Olympiad Team

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In the Fall 2017, we created a team to join in our state tournament in February 2018!

Wish us the best!

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Science Fair Summer 2017

How to Take Care of Animals

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Reptiles

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Evolution and Natural Selection

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Science Fair Spring 2017

Balloons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda

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Virtual Reality

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Aquariums

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Love versus Hate in the Growth of Mold in Rice

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Summer 2016 Science Fair

Oceanography for Kids

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Solar System

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Video Games and How They Affect Our Moods

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Science Fair January 2016

Types of Rocks

PLEO, Your Camarasaurus Pet

JuLY 2015 Science Fair

Thank you to all who participated and attended!

POTATO CLOCK

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WATER CYCLE

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IF I WERE AN ASTRONAUT, WHERE WOULD I GO?

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Spring 2015: Science Fair

RAINBOW Experiments

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CROW AND PITCHER: Volume Experiments

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BOO EXPERIMENTS: How High Will Boo Jump, How Long Will Boo Take to Eat, Which Will Boo Smell First Experiments

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Summer 2014: Science on Stage (Science Superheroes)

Science on Stage included a personalized script that the students created with the help of Ms. Melissa Ellington, and very cool experiments by Mr. Robert Ellington that included inclined planes, levers, wheel and axles, the periodic table, carbon dioxide, pouring gases and fire!

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Garden Girl

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Spirotag and Dyno Rang

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Amazing Library Girl, Survivor Man, Taylor the Fairy

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Death Rider with his Wheel and Axle

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The Inclined Plane

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What do plants need? Water, soil, and carbon dioxide!

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Our Science Superheroes!

Now watch Mr. Robert at work!

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Can you light a candle from far away? Pouring gases…

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Playing with Dry Ice

 

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Changing colors!

Science on Stage: Chemistry of Color and Physics of Light

by Melissa Ellington

Fall 2014

This Science on Stage Fall 2014 class will explore color through chemistry and properties of light waves through physics. Students will make a chemical indicator that identifies substances by color changes. Students will also learn about the physical properties of light waves through patterns of movement. These concepts will be examined through demonstrations and experiments during class. Students’ scientific learning will be incorporated in an original script devised by the instructor. This class will also address basic theatre terminology and acting skills. Each student will create an original character that s/he will play in a theatrical performance inspired by the chemistry of color and physics of light. Students will design and build their own costumes and props outside of class time.  These design and building projects will align with several of the DIY.org challenges for those students who are interested. The last class session will feature a dress rehearsal and performance of the short play.

Dates: Tuesday mornings from 10 – 11 am on September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21, and November 4.

Maximum class size: 10 students

Fee: $5 per student for demonstration supplies.  Students will provide their own costume and prop materials. The emphasis will be on creativity with arts and crafts supplies the students already have at home and repurposing items to make innovative designs rather than spending money to purchase expensive supplies.

Science on Stage: Superheroes

$5/student, taught by Melissa Swick Ellington and Science Consultant by Robert Ellington

What: Science on Stage: Superheroes

Each child will invent an original superhero character. Students will write a brief character biography and send by email to the instructor prior to the first week of class. (Guidelines will be sent to parents in advance.) The instructor will incorporate the students’ original characters in creating a script in which the Science Superheroes solve problems using the periodic table and simple machines. A science education consultant with decades of experience as a physical science and chemistry teacher will provide guidance.

Before the first class, the instructor will email the completed script to parents so that students can become familiar with the material. During the four class sessions, students will learn about the science topics explored in the script and rehearse the play. Outside of class time, students will create their superhero costumes and one (or more, if desired) prop(s) to be used in the performance.  These design and building projects will align with several of the DIY.org challenges for those students who are interested. The last class session will feature a dress rehearsal and performance of the play.

Participants: 10 maximum 

Cost: $5 per child for science demonstration materials. (Any funds not used to purchase items for the demo experience will be refunded.) Students will provide their own costume and prop materials. The emphasis will be on creativity with arts and crafts supplies the students already have at home and repurposing items to make innovative designs rather than spending money to purchase expensive supplies.

When: By mid-June kids send superhero character ideas to Melissa. By late June, Melissa emails scripts to parents so kids can get familiar with their roles and start learning lines. 

Friday July 11, 10 to 11 am: science demonstrations with Robert and script read-through
Monday July 14, 10 to 11 am: staging script with Melissa and basic theatre/acting skill overview
Friday July 18, 10 to 11 am: Rehearse play with costumes and props. Showcase play for parents and friends. (probably 10-15 minute script)