Science is everywhere!  That’s what our students experienced at our third annual Science Night!

Science Night at the Academy has always been a night filled with fun and great learning.  An industrious team of Upper School students volunteer time to run each station for students from Kindergarten through 6th grade. The event makes for a gratifying evening where our community sees how our driven Upper Students lead the science stations and experiments so younger students can watch, enjoy, and learn through a live science experience beyond the classroom.

This year we had 14 stations, each with unique and exciting activities for the students.  Two stations back by popular demand were “Make Your Own Ice Cream” and the “Elephant’s Toothpaste” demonstration.  Our budding scientists were curious and excited to see the chemical reaction taking place between potassium iodide and hydrogen peroxide to make the “Elephant’s Toothpaste” reaction.

Ice cream made in a bag with cream and sugar was an obvious success again! Parents enjoyed watching their children devour the ice cream they prepared.

Other stations were busy with building structures with wind bags, flying toilet paper, a demonstration of Bernoulli’s principle with floating ping-pong balls, building bridges with toothpicks and gum drops, making fluorescent colored slime, and more. Both students and parents had fun experiencing static electricity and as they watched their hair stand up with the Van De Graff generator.

Our Lower School families had a great opportunity to visit our Middle School science fair projects and view the robotics team’s demonstration in Louis Lerhman Gymnasium that evening as well.

Science Night is indeed a most enjoyable way to address questions which arise from the curious intelligent minds of our students… more to come in the future.  Watch out for these young scientists of tomorrow!

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