SCIENCETASTIC DAY & THE EGG DROP CHALLENGE

Our teachers and staff are prepared a very special Science Day at PS 154 with exciting hands-on Science Experiments in every classroom. The day culminated with an exciting assembly by The Tiny Scientist and the Egg Drop Challenge!

Scroll through some images from this exciting day!


PS 154's SCIENCE PROGRAM

We want to ensure that our children are provided with engaging and hands-on science experiences. This year, our teachers will be covering the science curriculum utilizing a program called Amplify.  Each classroom will have a dedicated science center for students to explore in addition to their scheduled experiments in our lab.  Our partnership with The Tiny Scientist will provide further opportunities to enrich our curriculum for all classes, as will our explorations in Prospect Park and other field trip venues.

LIKE SCIENCE?  GET INVOLVED

If you’d like to volunteer your time to our Science Program, we’d love your help.  Please see contact links below or feel free to contact Mr. Foreman.

 

OUR ANNUAL BIO BUS VISIT

Our 2nd and 3rd Grade students will discover the excitement of hands-on science aboard the BioBus Mobile Lab, equipped with a $75,000 microscope and staffed by scientists! Parked in front of our school, the students climb on board for inquiry-based, hands-on, standards-aligned lab sessions.

SCIENCE FAIR

Spring 2019

3rd Grade students are invited to submit a project and they can work with a partner (1) from their class (not required).
4th Grade students are required to submit a diorama. 4th grade students can also submit a separate project if they choose to (not required).
5th Grade students are required to submit a project.  This is the culminating project of their Variables unit (required).  

All students are required to submit original/independent work.

* Science Fair Packets for 5th Grade will be sent home in early February
* Diorama project description will be sent home early February
* Packets for grades 3 & 4 will be sent home with request from parent

OUR ANNUAL SCIENCETASTIC DAY

TBD

Our teachers and staff are very excited to continue our new tradition of a very special Science Day at PS 154 with exciting hands-on Science Experiments in every classroom. This full day event will be organized by grade and students will rotate classrooms doing hands-on experiments with the classroom teachers. The day will culminate with an exciting assembly and an Egg Drop By Mr. Buckley from the roof of our school while students observe from the school yard. Please check your child’s backpack for information and opportunities to volunteer on the day.

VISITING SCIENTIST DAY
CAREERS IN STEM

TBD

15-18 Scientists will be visiting our 4th and 5th Graders to explore many options for a career in STEM. Kids will be given an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to pursue a fields of STEM.

For more information, to be a visiting scientist or to volunteer, please contact the PTA.

 

Winter 2018 SCIENCE Curriculum

We encourage parents to experiment with Science at home.  To get started, take a look at the Science unit that your child is currently working on below.  Along with the unit, please find a link to the "home/ School connection" which will give you activities and experiments you can do together.

1st Grade: Solids and Liquids

This module provides experiences that heighten students’ awareness of the physical world.

o   The Five Senses
o   Sorting Solid Objects
o   Construct with Solids
o   Liquid in Bottles
o   Properties of Liquids
o   Liquid Levels
o   *Solids in Containers
o   *Separating Soup Mix
o   *Solids in Bottles
o   Solids and Water
o   Liquids and Water

Here’s a pdf of activities that you can do with your child at home:
ENGLISH | SPANISH

2nd Grade: Balance and Motion

In this module students explore and describe the motion of objects and solve problems through trial and error.  Students develop vocabulary associated with balance and motion.

o   Trick Crayfish
o   Triangle and Arch
o   The Pencil Trick
o   Mobiles
o   Tops
o   Zoomers
o   Twirlers
o   Rolling Wheels
o   Rolling Spheres

Here’s a pdf of activities that you can do with your child at home:
ENGLISH | SPANISH

3rd Grade: Measurement

In this module students conduct investigations which are designed to emphasize a particular type of metric measurement – length, mass, temperature and volume while also learning how to use science tools.

o   Finding a Standard (Linear Measurement)
o   Estimating and Measuring
o   Making Comparisons
o   Setting a Standard (Measuring Mass)
o   Weight Watching
o   Soaking Sponges
o   Defining a Liter
o   Measuring Capacity
o   Measuring Soda Can Capacity
o   Measuring Temperature
o   Cool Off
o   Metric Field Day

Here’s a pdf of activities that you can do with your child at home:
UNIT 1: ENGLISH | SPANISH
UNIT 2: ENGLISH | SPANISH

4th Grade: Food Chains and Webs

In this module students learn about ecosystems and how living things in an ecosystem get energy. Students explore the interactions of living things and how they are dependent on each other.

o   Soil
o   The Watershed
o   Plants as Producers (pts 1 & 2)
o   Observing Crickets (pts 1 & 2)
o   Observing Anoles
o   Observing Earthworms
o   Observing Trout Eggs
o   The Way of the Trout (TIC)
o   Earthworms and Decomposers
o   Mystery Pellets
o   Food Chain Game
o   Web of Life

Here’s a pdf of activities that you can do with your child at home:
ENGLISH | SPANISH

5th Grade: Variables

This module allows students to discover relationships through controlled experimentation. Students fling, float and fly objects as they discover relationships in each investigation.

o   Exploring Swingers
o   Testing Variables
o   Predicting Swings
o   Exploring Boats
o   Lifeboat Inspection
o   Inspecting Other Boats
o   Exploring Flight
o   Investigating Variables
o   Flights of Fancy
o   Flip-Stick Construction
o   Flip Out
o   Controlled Experiments
o   Choose your own Investigation

Here’s a pdf of activities that you can do with your child at home:
ENGLISH | SPANISH