Welcome to the
Franklin Elementary PTA Science Club!
All students in grades K-5 are encouraged to join the Science Club, which meets for monthly events on weeknights and occasional off-site daytime events on weekends. The Science Club’s “main event” is the annual Science Fair in the Spring and we hope all Franklin students will participate, regardless of whether they have attended prior events. Students who participate in five (5) or more Science Club events AND enter a project in the Science Fair will be recognized at our Science Club party in May 2019.
Attendance at Science Club meetings/off-site outings rely on parent participation so drop-offs are not allowed.
This year’s Science Club co-chairs are Jennifer Hui (email@example.com), Jill Nunes Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Aida Garcia-Toledo (email@example.com), and Carrie Beers-Tabesh (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they would love to hear your ideas for this year’s programming! If you have questions or want to be placed on the Science Club email list, please send your contact information to Jennifer.
Check Out Our Events for 2018-19!
Science Club’s Annual Water Balloon Drop – Wednesday, May 22, 1:30 PM
The Water Balloon Drop is a fun annual tradition at Franklin! All students are encouraged to design and construct an apparatus that will prevent a water balloon from bursting, when thrown from a second story window. Prizes are given for surviving balloons! Here are the rules for entry:
- Each contestant needs to build an apparatus that will enable a water balloon to survive the fall from the windows of Ms. Flynn’s second story classroom without breaking.
- Contestants MUST USE WATER BALLOONS, which are smaller and thinner than party balloons – (see picture)! Make sure the package says “water balloons.”Most balloons you can purchase are actually party balloons, which can survive a 10 story drop ~ and that is the wrong kind!!!!
We will be providing water balloons for your convenience at the front office – take only what you need.
- Each device will be tested only once. Success is determined entirely by whether the water balloon survives the drop.
- Students must provide all materials, including the water balloon – filled to the top with ONLY water (no additives). Balloons must be filled with a minimum of 95% water and less than 5% air – about 8 to 10″ circumference (may vary from balloon to balloon – just make sure the balloon rubber is stretched to its limit!).
- Fill up your balloon with water AT HOME prior to loading your device (with nozzle, or see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7usBHbiE5l8); water will NOT be provided on the lawn prior to the event.
- Maximum size water balloon apparatus to be 12″x12″x12″ (including the water balloon).
- If your apparatus includes a parachute, the maximum length including apparatus AND parachute is 24 inches.
- Kids may work in teams – please write ALL NAMES on your apparatus!
- Prizes for each successful design, and ribbons for all participants.
Reminder that if you attend 5 Science Club events AND participate in the Science Fair, your student will receive special recognition at the end of the year!
Please no drop offs, and supervise all siblings. Thank you!!
Science Lab Bulletin Board
We now have a Science Lab bulletin board near the outdoor lunch tables – check it out soon and let us know if you have anything to add!
Science Club Pictures
2019-01-16 Astronomy Night! https://photos.app.goo.gl/X8mVRZaEa2pF98ub8
2018-12-06 Forensic Science https://photos.app.goo.gl/JDR8Z1d4wWn7C7Bi7
2018-11-19 Urban Bee Keeping https://photos.app.goo.gl/qHGso3WTMkmswoucA
2018-09-12 Mad Science https://photos.app.goo.gl/CzrrLc7KTyZewDAw8