Fourth Graders “Bubble” Over With Excitement at Science Demo Day

students looking at glow in the dark bubbles

Glow-in-the-dark bubbles, bubbling volcanoes, Boo Bubbles, and Bubbles (aka clouds) in a Bottle, were just a few of the experiments fourth-grade students were recently introduced to during the high school’s annual Science Demo Day.

Students from all three elementary schools visited the high school’s science labs and classrooms where they worked with high school students to perform students wearing safety glassesscience experiments and participate in technology demonstrations. The fourth graders put their science skills to work by making observations, performing experiments, and recording their findings in their science notebooks.

The stations ranged from phase change experiments with dry ice (Boo Bubbles) to polymer and molecular investigations with fluffy slime and two students with dry ice bubblesOobleck (gooey slime). There were also demonstrations centered around engineering robots and manipulating computer-integrated kinetic sand tables, to name a few.

All of the experiments were “taught” by students who are in Science Honor Society, Science Club, or on the BH-BL Robotics team. They worked in peer groups to research and develop age-appropriate experiments.

“Our annual Science Demo Day provides an opportunity for our fourth graders to experience the wonder of science through hands-on demonstrations,” said K-12 Science Department Head Jessica Moore. “It’s pretty powerful to watch our high school students teach our elementary students in such an engaging manner and to see how excited our fourth graders are to have fun while doing science.”

The lab apron and colorful goggles worn by the students were provided by the BH-BL Education Foundation.

four students squeezing OobleckView more photos of Science Demo Day are on the district’s Facebook page and watch the video below that created by high school student Ammon Smith.

Upcoming Elementary Science Fairs

Elementary STEM/Science Nights will be held in the spring. Keep an eye out for information coming home with your child. In the meantime save these dates:

  • Charlton Heights STEM/Science Night, March 19
  • Pashley STEM/Science Night, March 4
  • Stevens STEM/Science Night, April 2