Woodin Elementary Virtual Science Week

April 26th - 30, 2021

 

 

The science fair is here! Woodin PTA is hosting a series of virtual science fair events.  Click on the links below for each day of the week!
 
Monday: Garden Science – Things happening in your garden   
Science Fair Monday
Observing Photosynthesis!
Composting for Kids
 
Tuesday: Virus – How the vaccine can protect us (Here are some resources for learning about viruses. Please follow the latest from the Centers for Disease Control for how to protect against COVID19).  
Science Fair Tuesday (updated with links)
 
Wednesday: Green power – Solar, water and wind
Science Fair Wednesday
 
Thursday: Volcano – What happened in the past and what’s happening now
Science Fair Thursday
 
Friday: Space travel – How we explore the space 
Science Fair Friday 
 
Live science activity and a short "Q&A with the scientist" 6:00pm on Friday, April 30th!
 Kids can participate and ask questions about topics we covered during the week.   Email contact at woodinpta.org for the Zoom link or go to our Woodin PTA Facebook group.  
 

For young scientists (k-grade2) : Build several of their own boats with any items they have

#Guess how many pennies(or any other weight) your boat will hold and then test it by adding one penny at a time until it sinks

Observation: Somethings float and somethings sink.

Questions: Do things float or sink because of their shape, their size, or their material?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OF7vPqd1z_8

 Record your results on this sheet

For older scientists (Grade3-5) :

Build their own boat with any items they have and test float or sink in freshwater & saltwater

#Guess how many pennies(or any other weight) your boat will hold and then test it by adding one penny at a time until it sinks

 

Observation: Some things float and some things sink.

Questions: Do things float or sink because of their shape, their size, their material or the different water type?

 

Materials Students will need :

  1. The load/weight: pennies, marbles, washers/nuts.  Ideally, the weights should all be the same size.
  2. Building boat :aluminum foil, clay/playdough/putty, construction paper, Lego, or Popsicle sticks and rubber bands, tiny cups or bottle caps
  3. One dishpan/large cooking pot/large mixing bowl with several inches of tap water. Another container with the same amount of water with 1 cup or more of salt mixed in(for older kids)

 Record your results on this sheet

For more information, email contact@woodinpta.org