Hi King Springs Families!
We are very excited to announce that Science Olympiad for this school year is now up and running! For those of you who are familiar with Science Olympiad, it is VERY different this year. One big change is that this year ALL students in grades K-5 are able to participate in this optional educational opportunity. We will not meet after school as in years past and there will not be a district competition. Hopefully the “normal” Science Olympiad will return for the 2021-2022 school year, but until then it is very exciting that more students will have the chance to participate. Students can participate in as many or as few of the challenges as they want. They can even complete the challenges with siblings! Everything will be submitted through Flipgrid and there may even be some prizes awarded. 😊 For event and participation details please go to www.flipgrid.com/kseso Your student will need to login with his/her MICROSOFT credentials: email@example.com and the password they use for CTLS login (should be their 8 digit birth date). Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions! We hope to have a record amount of participation!
Mrs. Whitesell and Mrs. Wilfred
Click on the virtual STEM room to open an interactive experience!
Here are some new choice boards if you are looking for some more STEM ideas for this week!
Georgia Power has created an app with several different games that explore electricity and power for students in all grades- from elementary through high school. You can download this Learning Power app from the Apple store or on Google play. To learn more you can read about it here: http://www.learningpower.org/georgia/learning-power-apps.html.
Every year Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Celebrate our wonderful planet by visiting the website below and exploring some of the awesome activities for students of all ages put together by the cool people at NASA.
Here is a new choice board to check out. There are three options to choose from for each day of the week. Enjoy!
Here is an amazing resource from the awesome people at Out Teach Education. The activities are all based outdoors and have some excellent writing components if you want your student to take advantage of those. You will find a "For Parents" section with each activity, too! Enjoy and don't forget to share any of your STEM activities with Mrs. Whitesell and Mrs. Wilfred. We love seeing what you have been up to!
Looking for more ideas to do STEM at home? Click below for lots of unplugged and digital ideas!
Looking for STEM ideas to do while you are home? We are happy to provide you with lots of ideas. Please be sure to share with us pictures and videos. We look forward to seeing all of the creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking!
The Cincinnati Zoo will be hosting daily Home Safaris at 3pm. Each home safari will feature a different animal and a related at-home activity.
Check out their Facebook page for more information!
It's time to start thinking about a science fair project! Our school science fair will be held on Saturday, January 11th. See attachment for details! The winning projects will go on to compete at the district level on Saturday, February 8th at Smitha Middle School. You cannot enter projects in the district level fair without winning the school level fair. Please click on the buttons below to see the display regulations as well as the rubric that will be used to judge the projects.
Here are some web sites you might want to check out to help you get some project ideas!
There are a lot of different graphic organizers out there than can be used to help organize your thoughts and data, which follow the scientific method. Click on the button below to see one potential graphic organizer that can be used.