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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 5, Common and Practical Chemistry (5th – 6th)

Posted by on Friday, June 14, 2024 in blog, SAVY.

Dear Parents,

On the final day of our exciting practical and common chemistry course, Ms. Omaya and I would like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey of discovery and exploration that you children have embarked upon this week.  It has been an absolute joy to witness their curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm for all things within our science carnival!

Throughout the week, we have delved into various scientific concepts and experiments, sparking the imaginations of budding young scientists. Nonetheless, a brief overview of today’s activities is as follows:

We began our day by embarking upon an exhilarating paper airplane adventure by discussing Bernoulli’s principle.  Through trial and error, the students learned how changes in air pressure affect the flight of paper airplanes (as well as a good throwing arm :)).  It was a hands-on lesson that left everyone feeling inspired and eager to take to the skies.

Students also used the scientific method to create their own experiment with popcorn (our carnival treat).  After reviewing the materials, students created their own questions, determined the variables, and wrote a clear and concise conclusion.  Students enjoyed eating the popcorn after completing their experiment.

One final note:  Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to create slime individually.  Just in case you would like to create slime with your student, here are the instructions:  In cup one:  ¼ cup of glue, ¼ cup of water, and 3 drops of food coloring of your choice,  In cup two:  1 tbsp of baking soda and 1 tbsp of saline solution.  Directions:  Mix the ingredients in each separate cup; pour cup #2 into cup #1 and mix them together.  Viola! Please be mindful not to eat any of the slime.  

How You Can Support:

  • Discuss Today’s Experiments: Ask your child about the experiments and what they learned.
  • Encourage Curiosity: Talk about how everyday items like popcorn can be used to learn science.
  • Celebrate Achievements: Recognize and celebrate their accomplishments and curiosity from this week.

Again, it has been our pleasure interacting with your young scholar this week.  We hope they had a fantastic time and discovered a new love for chemistry. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Ms. Alford and Ms. Omaya