Scientists from a local pharmaceutical research lab, Agensys, Inc., visited the camp on multiple days to share their fields of expertise with the campers. We had an eye surgeon lead us in a cow eye dissection, chemists show us how to turn a penny silver and gold, and biochemists help us extract the DNA from a strawberry. What a great way to learn! Thank you Agensys!
PS Science students were invited to attend a two week day camp, designed to stimulate their budding science and engineering interests and provide opportunities for expanding learning. We’ve been digging into a rich variety of topics and having a lot of fun!
A unique collaboration between PS Arts and PS Science brought a 12 week pilot STEAM curriculum to Martin Luther King Elementary third grade classes in Compton this spring. Students approached learning a key set of vocabulary words and science themes using hands-on science investigations and dance movements. In a culminating lesson, student groups worked together to choreograph routines demonstrating their understanding of the science topics.
On a foggy St. Patrick’s Day, the third grade students and teachers from William Green elementary boarded their boat to head out to sea for a morning of ocean adventure. For most of the students it was their first time on a boat and their first exposure to the vast, open ocean. Students were nervous and excited, anticipating what they might see. While a whale sighting eluded them, they were thrilled with the dolphins and sea birds that escorted them boat-side for much of the journey. This was a day that will not be forgotten!
Students in 5th grade worked with red, green and cyan lights to discover how different wavelengths of light combine to make white light.