All Blossom Hill families are invited to attend Family Science Night featuring "Extreme Science" by David Hagerman. Watch the school's newsletter "The Beehive" for more details as we get closer to the date of the event.
The Science Fair will hold a parent info night on Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 pm. A Zoom link will be emailed to parents the night before the meeting. We hope to see you there! Please email the Science Fair committee with any questions if you are not able to attend.
The Science Fair committee added images of past projects to the "Presentations" tab. These projects are to be used for reference only. Your student will likely have many more creative ideas for projects and presentations.
As a reminder, this year's projects will be presented virtually, either by video, google slides, or both. Check back soon for more detailed information on requirements for virtual presentations.
The Science Fair committee took over Mrs. Grespan's library time the week of January 4, 2021 to kick off Science Fair season! Participating students were able to learn about the scientific method, creative problem solving and how to come up with relevant projects. Michelle Avlas (committee member) also read "Ada Twist, Scientist" by Andrea Beaty to students.
Many thanks to our librarian and Science Fair champion, Amy Grespan, for allowing the committee to join library sessions this week. Students who were not able to participate in library this week will be able to participate in a make up session later this month.
Parents can view the slide presentation from library time below. Videos shared during the slideshow are available next to the presentation. Parents are also encouraged to participate in a Parent Info Night on Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 pm to learn more about the new virtual format.
Last friday was the big day, when families got to learn about our students' experiments and learnings. All the hours of our kids and supporting families paid off, with interesting, fun, surprising journeys of discovery.
Some of our 4th and 5th graders presenting to 8th graders from Fisher.
Showcase Night Pictures
Presenters to LGUSD School Board on Feb 27th
Attention Science Fair participants: T-Shirts are Here!
Pick yours up starting tomorrow 2/26 at MPR when you turn in your boards.
Professor Smart put on quite a show today at Blossom Hill's assembly. The kids really enjoyed "Fun with Physics" show, and got inspired to put on their own shows at our upcoming Science Fair.
Professor Smart will join our school assembly on Jan 15th to help inspire our children, by introducing science concepts through cool and fun demonstrations. Todd Victor (aka Smart), a physical comedian and juggler with Jest in Time Circus, explores his fascination for how things work and his love for comedy to get kids excited about sciences. Smart has performed in more than 10 countries and continues to perform at schools, fairs and festivals throughout the United States.
Here's a fun video from the New York Times on the science of popping balloons, and the applications of this new knowledge to other materials such as glass.
This year, Blossom Hill Elementary School students will begin 2016 with a science assembly provided by the Lawrence Hall of Science. The assembly, which will take place on Tuesday, January 5, will focus on solids, liquids, and gases.
The assembly will compare and contrast the three states of matter, and apparently might involve some “strange behavior” of fruits and vegetables – all the while teaching students central scientific concepts recommended by the California Board of Education.
The Wordle picture above contains some of the associated vocabulary and ideas that will be part of the presentation. Below (after the jump) are some of the terms explained, from LHS.
Are there any experiments that you and your child can think of working on together that explore the attributes of solids, liquids, and gases?
Then-Third Graders Sophie and Rachel Hernandez's project from last year's science fair provides a good example of the kind of experiment that explores these attributes. The sisters conducted an experiment on non-Newtonian liquids -- substances that can behave like liquids or solids depending on how you interact with them.
Here is a demonstration of the attributes of non-Newtonian liquids: