Hands On Science Day at Centennial Place

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Centennial Place Elementary School’s PTA hosted a hands on science day for third through fifth graders. The activities included an assembly, presentation from Big Thinkers, and hands on experiments in the classrooms.

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 5.08.25 PMStudents were overflowing with energy as they participated in an air and pressure show by Big Thinkers and tested the scientific method with parent volunteers in the classrooms. The third graders’ activity involved the illustration of adaption about animals that eat without teeth and giraffe spit adaptation. The fourth graders’ experiment involved the illustration of density, and the fifth graders blew up a balloon with yeast. The PTA strategically planned the experiments to correlate with the students’ science curriculum.

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 5.10.12 PMThe students had a wonderful opportunity to be “mad scientists” for the day, as they experienced what scientists do, why they’re important, and how they contribute to our world.

“Our job is to provide the best for our children, and parents are volunteering their time and Principal Shelton is supporting us,” says Lentreau Jackson, PTA Vice President. “We want to enhance the curriculum for our students.”

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