Spying on our world with SPI Club Fall 2017- Using our senses to examine our world more closely
SPI is hosting after school science club for elementary students on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:15 pm until December 7. Students may attend either day, as activities are repeated. Instructional activities will take between 30-45 minutes; caregivers are expected to remain at SPI and are encouraged to take part in activities, particularly if child is younger. Activities are geared for grades 3-5, but other ages may participate. SPI Club aspires to support curiosity and scientific thinking by introducing scientific models as well as open ended investigations that foster creativity. Activities this fall are loosely associated with the senses- What can we find out by using them, and how we do it. Science Club activities are included in membership and admission to SPI. Space is limited so RSVP below is helpful.
Tentative Schedule: Week 1: Aug 31/Sept 5- Touch- How do we explore and build without using our eyes? Mystery bags, boxs, and building with legos... Week 2: Sept 7/12 - See- How big and how small? Use a card game to consider sizes and make your own cards week 3: Sept 14/19- Smell- How small an amount can you smell? Investigate with concentration and dilution Week 4: Sept 21/26- Hear- What is a sound? How do we hear it? Investigate sound with containers and water Week 5: Tues/Thursday Oct 3/5 - Vestibular Sense- Investigate how we balance and how to predict balance Week 6: Oct 10/12 Touch- hot and cold- Why do different things feel hot and cold? Investigate chemical reactions that change temperature Week 7: Oct 17/19 Taste- Salt; Shape and size Week 8 Oct 24/26 Apples, Apples, Apples! Iodine Starch Content, Pressure Test, Refractometer % sugar. Week 9 Oct 31/2 No Club Oct 31 because its Halloween and you will all be getting ready to go trick or treating! Nov 2- Thursday- Science with candy (we will not be eating it)- you can bring any candy you want to get rid of Week 10: Nov 7/9 Touch- Squishy circuits Week 11: Nov 14/16 See- Demos/magic?- look closely! Week Nov 21/23 NO club this week for Thanksgiving break Week 12: Nov 28/ Nov 30 - Squishy circuits extensions or more demos Week 13: Dec 5/7 Last day fun