Science Day!

Dearcroft Students had such a blast on Science Day!
‘Scientists In School’ provided an amazing, hands-on, inquiry-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) experience.

Here is some information about what each classroom worked on during science day.

Prima Casa and Casa students
“I can be a Scientist”
“They dug for dinosaur bones and made fossils as a paleontologist. They did some investigating about sea life as a marine biologist. They flew into outer space as an astronaut. They experimented with mixing and dissolving to create an erupting volcano while trying out the sciences of chemistry, physics and geology. ”

Junior Elementary Students (Grades 1-3)
“Soil: It’s too Important to Be Treated Like Dirt”
“They became a pedologist and got dirty with a variety of soil types. They discovered that soil is composed of earth materials and decaying organisms. They tested soil samples for essential nutrients and learned how soil supports plant growth. They also investigated erosion and learned about decomposers by studying earthy creatures.


Senior Elementary Students (Grades 4 and 5)
“Fractions in Action”
“They puzzled through fraction games, learning to read and compare fractions. Challenged themselves with the Fractions jeopardy game. Battled it out in Fractions War. They also used manipulatives to explore mixed numbers and improper fractions. They applied their new skills to follow a recipe and drink the resulting concoction.”


Senior Elementary Students (Grade 6)
“Air in Flight”
“They discovered the properties of air and the principles of flight by levitating a ping pong ball. They found the best wing design and angle of attack for liftoff. They discovered the correct mechanics of propeller construction. They also built their own plane and investigated the factors affecting the direction and speed of flight.”

Junior High Program (Grades 7 and 8)
“Battles in the Tropical Rainforest”
“Students traveled around the world and explored the tropical rainforest. They made a rubber ball, experimented with adaptations of rainforest plants and discovered the importance of each creature while building a rainforest food web. “

For more information about Scientists in School please check out their website:

http://www.scientistsinschool.ca/about/