Troutville Elementary School PTA and Lord Botetourt High School’s FCCLA Club (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) sponsored “Weird Science Night” on January 13. Dr. “AB Normal” (aka Mrs. Jane Reynolds, sponsor of FCCLA) visited the students at Troutville Elementary School throughout the day and got them excited about Science Night.
A pizza dinner was served to the families before all the students rushed out to explore some way cool science with their teachers and members of the FCCLA (Leah Poehner, Alicia Wells, Ashlyn Breese, Michelle Meier, Kady Campbell, Taylor Jesse, Cassidy Lauridsen, Amber Tyree).
Students in grades K-2 explored the 4 distinct flavors we can taste, chemical and physical properties of matter when they made their own “silly putty” and fish facts when they made their own fish prints. Students in grades 3-5 prepared and ate ice cream while exploring the physical properties of matter, created an obleck, the fourth state of matter which can alternate between a solid and liquid depending on the pressure, and extracted DNA from strawberries to learn that we are all the same, yet different.
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Submitted by: Jane Wolfe