June 10, 2011
Quest Elementary Science Fun Day 2011 an
intriguing day of discovery
Teachers, students and visiting
presenters gathered Friday, June 10, at Quest Elementary
School. Among the fascinating workshops involved "What
did the Owl have for a Midnight Snack?" where students
dissected owl pellets to discover tiny mouse bones, talons
and skulls which indicate the owl's diet. Presenter
was Jill McPhee who provided sterile owl pellets.
"Students were encouraged to figure out and reconstruct what
the owl ate," Ms. McPhee said, "by measuring and comparing
to standardized charts."
Science Fun Day is a day dedicated to learning science in a
hands-on and interesting way. Students travel around the
school building, the nearby creek and outdoor classroom to
learn about science in our everyday lives. Among the
workshops were: "Worms are our Friends!; "The Science of Ice
Cream;" "Solids, Liquids & Gases, Oh My!;" "The Mini
Vortex;" "Slime, Slime, Slime;" "Raptors;" and "See the
invisible with Imaging Science."
Demonstrations about wildlife in the
outdoor classroom at Salmon Creek, the science behind
ordinary things, steam engines, nutrition, body systems,
buoyancy, chemistry, making chewing gum, chemical reactions,
pets, forces and motion, reducing friction, air powered
rockets, egg drops, water testing, paper making, exercise, recycling,
states of matter and scores of other ideas are part of the
demonstrations are led by local science professionals,
parents whose profession involve science, high school
students, teachers and Quest students.
information, please contact teacher
Carpenter - 585-392-1000 ext 6168.