Welcome to the Franklin Elementary 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 and we hope all Franklin students will participate, regardless of whether they have attended prior events. This year’s Science Fair will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 (drop-offs on March 8). 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 2017.
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), Becky Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org), andJill Nunes Jensen (email@example.com) and they would love to hear your ideas for this year’s programming! If you havequestions or want to be placed on the Science Club email list, please send your contact information to Jennifer.
Check out our Upcoming Events!
Tour of Santa Monica Recycling Center
Tuesday, March 28th at 4 pm, 2411 Delaware Ave 90404
This is an OFF SITE event. Learn where your trash and recyclables go and how to make sure your family is sorting properly! Meet promptly at 4 pm. Open to all.
Lego Architecture and Engineering event
Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 pm, Cafetorium
Led by instructors at Play-Well (http://play-well.org), build a well-known geographical landmark with Legos, and learn about why it works from an engineering and architecture standpoint.
Water Balloon Drop
Wednesday May 10th at 1:45 pm, Front Lawn
Students are invited to design a contraption what will prevent a water balloon from bursting, when dropped from a second floor window. Held after drop off on the front lawn. For tips on how to fill a water balloon without a nozzle, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7usBHbiE5l8
For submission guidelines, see WBT 2017
The Science of Chess
Thursday May 18 at 6:30 pm, MPR
Join chess instructor Brian Julian for an intro to chess and how it is related to critical thinking, hypothesis testing, math and game theory.
Science Lab Volunteering
Our new Science Lab is open! Sign up to volunteer in the Science Lab!
Pictures of our past events!
2017-01- 19 https://goo.gl/photos/YxPaydXM48ogeh4a6
2016-12- 05 Mission to Mars: Mars Rover andBeyond! https://goo.gl/photos/HsS3sieU5cmPVQg36
2016-11- 16 Kelp Man https://goo.gl/photos/89ESANJkGn19iQv56
2016-11- 02 Rolling Robots https://goo.gl/photos/bQpx3uCrJeBo7Rjb7
2016-10- 06 Fire Safety https://goo.gl/photos/cnaM3cfLBj6KdotJ8
2016-09- 14 Mad Science Pictures https://goo.gl/photos/hmCzthqafLozBNSG9
(Black & White Photos: Joe Hackett, Other Pictures: Thy Dong)