Thursday, April 29, 2010

Science Night and Invention Convention

By Mrs. Moran
Students in K-6th grade came together for an evening of science fun on April 8th. All 6th graders completed a project with Ms. Borges, and students in younger grades had the option of doing a science project.
Students in 6th grade worked hard for many weeks on inventions, displays and experiments.
There were many stations for all students to explore: Telescope viewing with Astronomer Marty Connors, Making Gak (a polymer) with Mrs. Bickford, Take Apart Lab with Jared and Mrs. Schillinger, Identifying Animal Skulls with Mrs. Mullady, What’s Your Wingspan? With Mr. Ayers, Does Exercise Affect Your Heart Rate? With Mrs. Leedie, Are You Faster Than a 5th Grader with Mrs. Burnham and her 5th grade class, Chromatography with Jane Knapp, Bomber Suit display with Mrs. Jagodzinski, and Bubbleology with Mrs. Hassett. Many thanks to the awesome parent and community volunteers who helped.
Five students were chosen to represent Ashford School at the CT Invention Convention on May 1st: Selah, Cassidy, Sarah, Austen, and Mansoor. Thank you to Mrs. Zulick and Mrs. LeGrand for judging the event.