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Science Day at Franklin

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Contributor:  Renee Gussert, Fourth Grade, Franklin Elementary

All of the students at Franklin participate in Franklin's Science Day. There is a schedule for each grade level and the Franklin teachers pick a science investigation or demonstration to present and teach. Some student favorite's were the dry ice demonstration and this fall all grade levels made marshmallow shooters with different size cups, balloons, and marshmallows. Students cleaned oil spills, made microscope slides and used microscopes, identified different liquids using litmus paper, made marble roller coasters, used UV ray beads to find materials that might be used in a space suit and much more.  Last year we hosted just one Science Day but this year's goal is to have more.  As a teacher it is fun to watch the students get excited about science, to watch them investigate and gather evidence to solve a problem at hand. We even love finding marbles and marshmallows in our classrooms a month later.