Science STARS 2010

Teams (grade assignments are subject to change based on enrollment – I sound like some weird medical commercial or something)…

Grades 9/10

  • Molly & Harvey
  • Ryan & David – Team LAVA!!!
  • Marshall & Jared -Razzmatazz

Grades 7/8

  • Galina & Tyler – Radioactive Green
  • Theresa & Benz
  • Stephen & Alex – Team Atomic Tangerine

Logos:

Recruitment:

East High Period Schedule:

Teachers will be expecting for you to arrive at the start of class.

1st period: 7:30 – 8:17 am
2nd period: 8:21 – 9:06 am
3rd period: 9:10 – 9:55 am
4th period: 9:57 – 10:44 am
5th period: 10:48 – 11:33 am
6th period: 11:37 – 12:22 pm
7th period: 12:26 – 1:11 pm
8th period: 1:15 – 2:00 pm

Our Recruitment Invitations

  • Friday, September 10th: Logan Newman’s room (F 306): Periods: 5, 6, 8 Stephen & Alex – Team Atomic Tangerine
  • Monday, September 13th: Cecille Shorter’s room (F 312): Periods: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 Molly & Harvey
  • Tuesday, September 14th: Alicia Cheng’s room (F 316): Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 Galina & Tyler – Radioactive Green
  • Tuesday, September 14th: Cassandra Elliot’s room (F1xx): Periods: 2, 3, 6, 7 Jared & Marshall – Razzmatazz
  • Wednesday, September 15th: Suzanne Kirsche teaching in Alicia Cheng’s room (F 316): Period: 8 – This is an all-girls class!!  Suzanne Kirsche’s room (F 310): Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6
  • Thursday, September 16th: Andrew Webster’s room (F 311): Periods: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 Theresa & Benz

Tips for using demonstrations to motivate & excite – remember this is more of a performance than a teaching/learning opportunity:

  • SAFETY – cannot say enough about how very VERY VVVEEERRRY important safety is!!  Like Calvin said, TALK about it!  Kids need help in considering what safety means – don’t miss an opportunity to emphasize it (might help the teacher in the room too!)
  • USE your people resources wisely – Make sure both of you are doing something productive all 10 minutes!
  • Purpose – be clear on what your goal is with this demonstration – talk about it and articulate it with your partner.
  • Planning – over-planning – dry runs for sure! – scripting – practicing – practicing
  • Repeatability – demonstrations are best when kids can say “do that again!”
  • Simplicity – Right?  Sometimes the best ones are the simplest – ping pong ball, pin hole, liquid nitrogen and plastic sphere – go team go!

Let’s collect ideas of demonstrations that would have the WOW factor!!!

  • Ping Pong Ball Spinner – Love that this page has a link to safety working with liquid nitrogen!!  This page has links to a number of other cool (ha ha) liquid nitrogen demos!  Check it out!  Oh, and check this out – if we did this, imagine how the entire school would be talking about STARS!!
  • Your turn – add ideas!!!

Web sources for demonstrations (Chiappetta & Koballa, 2010, p. 188)