Our First Annual Science Fair!
Mrs. Buckley’s 2nd and 3rd Graders made project boards for their entries in Trevose Day School’s First Annual Science Fair!! These adventurous students proudly shared explorations and discoveries with parents, teachers, and other students. When the students visited the Montessori, preschool and kindergarten classrooms, they had so much fun participating in the experiments that these classes were exploring. Experiments were focused on static electricity, magnets, absorbing liquids using paper towels to mix colors, and “magic milk”.
The “magic milk” experiment conducted by Mrs. McNally and the Montessori class involved a “color symphony”. The materials needed were a tray, food coloring, dish soap, and whole milk. The purpose of the experiment is to observe how the dish soap will break down the fat content in whole milk. First, milk is poured in a tray and drops of food coloring are added. Once dish soap is added to the mixture, the colors from the mixture disperse into different directions. Anna thought that the milk experiment reminded her of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night”. All of the children cheered for this activity as the experiment had resulted in a magnificent rainbow.
The 2nd and 3rd Graders had a wonderful day learning and sharing their interesting science facts and findings with their fellow students – they are already thinking about their “big question” for next year’s event!