Experiencing Science

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Kirsten Sanderson, Lead Teacher
  • School: Charter Oak
  • Subjects: Science

This in-residence grant suports bringing Mike Caouette to provide 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Charter Oak International Academy with an enhanced science experience related to their International Baccalaureate science units. Grade 3 students will be provided with six one-hour sessions where they will perform experiments exploring their unit on forces and motion as well as states of matter. In this grade, Mike will aid exploration of Newton’s three laws of motion as well as the four common states of matter. Fourth grade students will experience nine one-hour sessions with Mike's enhancing their units on rocks and minerals as well as light and sound. Specifically, Mike will aid in experiments illustrating the properties of 16 minerals and ore samples and learn about light and sound as forms of energy. Finally, the 5th grade will experience six 90-minute sessions enhancing their units on electricity and magnetism and optics. Mike will help students conduct experiments related to circuits, batteries and bulbs as well as learn about the optics of the human eye and create a “Camera Obscura”, a model human eye they can bring home and share with their families.

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