How long has it been since you have been to a wax museum? Do you even remember wax museums? And did you know you can make your lava lamp or craft a raft out of aluminum foil that still floats while holding 47 pennies? Several families braved the snow and icy roads to attend the Logos Christian Academy on February 24 find out.
In addition to displays that showed the outcome of experiments, attendees were invited to join in some of the experiments and determine their conclusions. They were even treated to students acting out wax museum scenes in which second graders gave small presentations on the Famous Scientist Wax Museum featuring Florence Nightingale, Francis Bacon, and Galileo Galilei. Standing stock still until a “start “button was pushed, students then shared facts about their assigned scientific icon, covering medicine, astronomy, and natural biology.
Children, along with their parents and grandparents, stood in line to join in interactive experiments. First grade presented “Lava Lamps: Matter, Molecules, and More” where participants made lava lamps in a water bottle. The third and fourth graders presented a “Patriot’s Tea Party STEM Challenge” where four-inch squares of aluminum foil were fashioned into rafts to see what design would hold the most pennies, adding them one by one to the raft until it sank (at least 47 if you were wondering).
In addition to interactive experiments, students showcased displays they did on various theories using the scientific method. For example, questions with answers like what type of potato launches the farthest out a potato gun (russet, not Yukon), and what type of fruit conducts the most electricity (oranges). Each grade was assigned a different project and displayed their results.
All in all, it was a fun informative evening and worth traveling the precarious winter roads.
Thank you, Fallon Post.