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May 31, 2020

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The night scientific method came to school

Great learning experiences for many Kindergarteners through third graders

The scientific method came to school on Tuesday evening.

Gathering data, predicting data, developing a conclusion, plus lots of fun, were all part of an evening of science for several Ada Kindergarteners, first, second and third graders.

Ada teacher, David Lusk, created the event. Lusk also teaches an ONU class on teaching science methods. Ten students in the class, and several Ada elementary teachers volunteered for the event.  

ONU student leading the science stations were Jordyn Walkup, Jaekob Sader, Geno D'Agostino, Brittany Ricci, Taylor Gutierrez, Chyanne Retcher, Miranda Wammes, Abby Leatherwood, Abigail McNult and Storm Smith.  

Here’s how it worked:
The school cafeteria was set up with five stations introducing students to science questions such as:
• how to animals in the artic keep warm?
• why do clouds rain?
• what happens to pitch when you compare different lengths of straws?
• which toilet paper is thicker, 1-, 2-, or 3-ply?
• and a “comeback can experiment” exploring elastic potential energy.

If this sounds intriguing, just ask any of the students who participated. Here are several photos of the evening.