Science Fair

Science Fair

If you are participating in Evangelical School’s Science Fair, please click here or go to the Parents section of our website and look under Documents in order to view/download the Science Fair Handbook.

Science Fair will be held on November 14-17, 2019 here at Evangelical School.  Projects need to be brought in on the morning of the 16th to the New Kitchen.  There will be signs on the door letting you know what space has been reserved for your project.  Some projects will be on the stage in the gym.

Judging will take place throughout the day on the 14th and 15th.  Ribbons will be placed on each project sometime before the assembly on Monday, November 18th at 9:00 AM.  During the assembly, each student who participated will get a certificate.

Science Club

Science Club is for Honor Roll students in 6th through 8th grades.  They meet usually on the first and third Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM.

The second meeting of the month is for the club members to engage in some kind of enrichment activity.  This could be an experiment, engineering challenge, or learning game that either extends what has been or will be covered in science class or adds to the curriculum in some way.  Examples of things done include Mentos and soda, making hot air balloons, crystal growing, chemical reactions, and many more.

The first meeting of the month is for club members to watch some sort of educational movie or show that has science at its core.  During this meeting, snacks are allowed  and we usually try to discuss what we have seen at the end if time allows.

Science Club tries to take a few special field trips during the year.  These are on weekends and require parent chaperones/drivers for most destinations.  Club members can count on going to the City Museum during the Holidays and to Chicago for a day in May.

Parents/guardians can support Science Club by providing snacks for the movie meeting, being a chaperon for a field trip, and by encouraging their child to attend the meetings.

 

Here is the list of meetings this year:

  • September 16th
  • October 7th and 21st
  • November 4th and 18th
  • December 2nd and 16th
  • January 13th
  • February 3rd
  • March 2nd and 16th
  • April 6th and 20th
  • May 4th and 18th

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There are several things coming up soon of a science nature.  First, the Jr. Olympiad is coming up in early March.  We teachers will be soon selecting the students who will go and represent our school in this fun, STEAM related competition.  We will be looking at a combination of grades, team play, and critical thinking in order to make our selections of students from 6-8th grade.  Second, some select students who performed well on their science fair projects back in November, will be heading to SIUE in late March to compete in the regional science fair.  More on that to come…

Permission slips have gone home with students for field trips to the St. Louis Science Center in March.  The 7th grade will go on March 10 and the 8th grade will go on March 17.  The 7th grade will attend a Planetarium program and the 8th will go to the OMNIMAX.  The cost for each trip and bus is on the permission slip.  I need parent chaperones for both trips so let me know if you can come along with us!

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON IN EACH OF MY CLASSES THIS MONTH:

  In 7th grade, we have been learning about earthquakes and volcanoes!  We will be transitioning soon to rocks and minerals.

In 8th grade science, we are studying  sound and light. Soon, we will begin chemistry!

Here is my student of the month:

February:

NAME: Ella

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S):

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?:

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

 

 

Science is a tool to help solve the questions of who, what, where, when, and how.  Faith and religion are the realm of the most important question, why.

7th Grade Science at Evangelical is Earth Science and Astronomy.  We use the CPO Science curriculum with integrated lab equipment.

8th Grade Science at Evangelical is Physical Science.  As with Earth Science, we follow the CPO Science curriculum.  www.cposcience.com

All materials are in digital format and make the  use of Chromebooks ideal!  Evangelical students engage in laboratory experiences regularly that challenge their thinking skills as well as foster cooperative learning.

 

I am again having 6th-8th grade Science Club on the first and third Mondays of each month.  The first meeting of the month we will watch something educational about science.  If you would like to donate snacks and/or drinks for those meetings, I would really appreciate it.  The second meeting of the month is about doing some kind of activity/lab that we might not normally do as part of the regular curriculum.  There is a page on this website with the information about Science Club as well as our meeting dates for the year.  Click here.

 

Want to keep up with the latest science around the world?  Check out www.sciencedaily.com

 

DWP will continue to play a role in our lessons in science.  (Every DWP skill is absolutely essential to understanding and working with science.)

We will be doing lots of labs and investigations, we will watch videos, play games, and have fun gaining knowledge of how our universe works!