At East Elementary School, members of the Saturday Serious About Science Club have fun while learning about science properties and theories.
Club members are fifth graders who come to school on one Saturday a month.
On Saturday, they learned about matter. They created a “Properties of Matter” book that included information on properties of matter and how to find mass, volume, density and solubility.
In the afternoon, they focused on hands-on activities, such as measuring the mass of stones and finding the volume of objects using water displacement. They also witnessed magnetism by mixing cereal with some water in a baggie and using a strong magnet to separate the iron from the cereal. They tested the solubility of four different candies, built a five-layer density model in a plastic container that students got to take home, and constructed a circuit.
Students finished the workshop by making a take-home domino game of the properties of matter.
Deena Kitchen and Barbara Neal facilitate the program, which is presented by a grant from the Waynesville R-VI School District Foundation.