Science Fair – April 24th, 2018
Science – (M, T, W) Gillianne Roberts [email protected]
Science classes at PS 261 are hands-on and inquiry-based. An inquiry is work that scientists do as they develop questions about the world, plan investigations to answer their questions and collect evidence to share with the scientific community.
Gillianne uses guided inquiry and presents each class with a question, and materials to use to help answer the question. Students are asked to record and discuss results at the end of class. This year, she’s hoping to move closer to open inquiry by encouraging students to develop testable questions that branch from the guided inquiry.
Science – Khadija Algamoos [email protected]
This year Pre-K will be exploring many different topics. They will use and develop observation skills to learn about the world around them. The information the students gather through their observations and curiosities leads them to further investigations. Here is an overview of what will be covered in pre-k:
Scientific Inquiry: Explore science tools: magnets, magnifying glasses, etc.
using senses to explore objects and natural phenomena
observe insect life and characteristics of living things
measure and mix ingredients in activities
physical properties of objects (ex. solids, liquids, and gases)
Identify basic colors and explore color mixing.
earth/space (weather & seasons, etc.)
Kindergartners will explore their curiosities through an inquiry-based, hands-on approach. The following units will be our main focus this year: Trees through the Seasons, exploring properties and Animals; in addition, to other fun and exciting science activities.