Science Class – Mad Science Fair

Mad Science Fair

Mad Science Fair

Mad Science Fair

The Mad Science Fair reinforces the scientific method and encourages students to observe, analyze, and make conclusions on scientific processes. Students begin with a short presentation reviewing the scientific method, and observe an example experiment. Afterwards, the students are split into groups that rotate through two different experiments (larger groups of 120+ students will do one in-depth experiment). Each experiment involves a demonstration by the instructor, safety instructions, and then the students are able to work in small groups to conduct their own experiments. If there’s time, students can introduce a different variable, or change something to the original experiment. A lot of questions are asked, and the students make a lot of observations as well as hypotheses. Students might learn about some of the following scientific principles: water cohesion, sound waves, the states of matter, and chemical reactions.

 

This class will include…

  • Understanding and application of the scientific method.
  • Conduct experiments demonstrating scientific principles.
  • Observe, analyze, and make conclusions.