The third grade students learned about the 1st Annual Shallowford Falls Science Fair which will be on Friday Feb. 20, 2014! They used fun-sized skittles to learn the scientific method which must be used for all science fair projects.
The science lab had an exciting visitors for 5th grade. Novelis Aluminum came to present experiments that fit perfectly with our current unit, chemical and physical changes, and also future units of study. The scientist at Novelis used liquid nitrogen to show mailable versus brittle matter (they smashed items!!). They also used memory alloys, rare earth magnetics, and used super conductors to make magnets float. The presentation was AMAZING! Thank you to Mr. Thomas Beck one of the parents here for bringing this wonderful experience to our fifth graders!
Third graders experimented with three soil types in Science Lab: sand, loam and clay. They compared various properties of each type – they used microscopes to identify visual differences, stopwatches to track the time it takes for each type to settle in water, cloths to measure how each type transfers, and scales to compare weights of each type. Here are some pictures of them in action!
Fourth grade is having a blast constructing vehicles for our Force and Motion unit. Today we learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion and then used Knex to make vehicles. The students then tested their vehicles. The vehicles had to move 49 inches and stay intact! We had so much fun!
A big THANK YOU to the Shallowfrod Falls Elementary Dad’s group and the many parents and students who came out on Saturday, Sept 28th to build garden beds and clean up the outdoor classroom! With the lovely fall weather, I am certain many of the teachers will enjoy visiting the outdoor classroom now that it is free of debris, poison ivy, and has new mulch!!
Enter for a chance to win a $200 LEGO® Gift Card, plus other LEGO® prizes!
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Check in Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Competition Time: 6:15 p.m.
Location: East Side Elementary School – 3850 Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30062
3rd through 8th grade students are invited to enter the Cobb EMC LEGO® Building Competition. A limited number of LEGO® builders, 50 in each heat, will display speed and accuracy to win a $200 LEGO® Gift Card. Each entrant will receive a basic LEGO® set for the first level of competition. The first six builders in each heat that accurately complete the assigned set will advance to a finalist round of timed competition to win a $150 or $200 LEGO® Gift Card.
Registration Cost: $25.00 students & $40.00 adults
Registration Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054BA4AD229-lego