Wednesday, May 7, 1:30 pm: End the year with a splash at the Science Club’s Annual Water Balloon Drop! Contraption ready to be dropped from the 2nd floor, come to the terrace in front of Ms. Both’s classroom and don’t forget the rules:
- 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.
- 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 with water -no smaller than a 12″ circumference. Balloons must be filled with a minimum of 95% water and less than 5% air.
- Each balloon must be filled with tap water without additives.
- Maximum size water balloon apparatus to be 12″x12″x12″ (including the water balloon).
- Maximum length of fully extended apparatus is 2 feet, inclusive of apparatus and parachutes.
- Kids may elect to work individually or in teams, but there is a maximum of 1 submission per student.
- Each participant needs to clearly write their name(s) on the apparatus.
- There will be prizes for each successful participant.
Saturday, May 10, 12 noon: Guided Tour and Scavenger Hunt at the La Brea Tar Pits, which is located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Please note that this off-site event will be self-paid (as we’ve spent our budget for the year!): Adults, $12; Students, $5. We hope you can still join us for this incredible afternoon!