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Some resources to help with ideas for the Science Fair and classes outside of school:
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry
FermiLab in Batavia, IL
Kiwi Crate, Inc.
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ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY — GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE
Walker PTO proudly hosted an all-school assembly last February 2017. We hope to offer more assemblies like this in the coming school year.
Getting Excited About Science was founded by Steve Belliveau, B.S.A.S Miami (Ohio), in 1994 and averages 300 programs each year. He has been featured with programs sponsored by: Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, Adler Planetarium, Chicago Public Library, Detroit Zoo, Illinois Science Teacher's Association, Field Museum, Art Institute and children's museums and schools across the Midwest. Getting Excited About Science has been presented in 13 states.
Getting Excited About Science is a fast-moving 45-minute education show geared to the grade levels of the students watching. The show features large-scale demonstrations, audience participation, learning and fun. During the show Steve will ask the students questions about what they saw or solutions to problems. He will choose students equally from each grade level in attendance. Experiments feature: liquid nitrogen -320F, electric generators, solid/liquid/gas, magnetism, hovercraft, human gyroscope and more.
Photos and videos can be seen at www.getscience.net.
SCIENCE QUESTIONS OF THE DAY
Which organ is in control of all other organs?
Answer: b) Brain -- The brain is like a computer that controls the body’s functions. The brain tells virtually every other part of your body what to do, all the time, whether you’re aware of it or not. It controls what you think and feel, how you learn and remember, and the way you move. It also controls things you might not think about - like the beating of your heart and whether you feel sleepy or awake.
2) What type of consumer eats only plants?
Answer: b) Herbivore — An herbivore is a consumer that eats only plants. While a Carnivore eats only meat, an insectivore eats only insects, and an omnivore is an animal or person that eats both plants and animal origin.
3) If you’re at the top of Willis Tower, and you drop a penny and a quarter off the edge, which one will hit the ground first?
Answer: a) They both will hit the ground at the same time. — They hit at the same time because the gravitational masses and inertial masses are equal for all objects. This is assuming that the objects are dropped at the same time.
4) How many hours do bees sleep?
Answer: a) Never — Bees ‘take a quick nap’ for 30 seconds at a time but they do not have regular sleep patterns.
5) If you hit a cotton ball and a golf ball with a golf club, which would accelerate the most?
Answer: c) The cotton ball because it has less mass. — Based on Newton’s Second Law of Motion, the acceleration of an object depends directly upon the net force acting upon the object and inversely upon the mass of the object. Therefore, as the mass of an object is increased, the acceleration of the object is decreased.