As we completed our transition to the Next Generation Science Standards our students experienced hands on experiments, demonstrations, and projects through the use of both the FOSS and Project Lead the Way curriculums. Currently, our teachers are utilizing the Mystery Science curriculum to engage students in both the content and the scientific process helping them to develop skills of observation and an overall love of science.
Science Fair and Invention Convention
Due to COVID-19, our annual Science Fair and Invention Convention was canceled during the 2020-2021 school year. See below for information on our past Science Fairs.
For the fair, students can choose to do an invention, an experiment, or a demonstration.
An invention is the creation of something from your mind resulting from study and experimentation. You can design something that solves a problem or apply the design process to create something from your imagination.
An experiment uses the Scientific Method to answer questions about the world around us.
A demonstration describes a scientific principle that we already know and shows how it works.
This year we want to highlight and support the invention side of things which our students have already been exploring through the use of our Maker Space.
How can you engage and inspire your child in the invention process.
Start conversations about what it means to be an inventor. (http://www.susancaseybooks.com/PDF/THINKING%20OF%20IDEAS%20FOR%20INVENTIONS09.pdf)
Visit a Museum for inspiration
Children’s Discovery Museum (San Jose)
Exploratorium (San Francisco)
CuriOdyssey (San Mateo)
Project Lead the Way
Next Generation Science Standards
FOSS: Full Option Science System
Lawrence Hall of Science FOSS