Welcome to the
Franklin Elementary PTA
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 2021.
Jill Nunes Jensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Tabesh, email@example.com
Elana Norman, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Jill.
Check Out Our Events for 2020-21!
Parent Meet and Greet for Oct 8 from 9-10am
October 9 FREE EVENT by the Museum of Mathematics in NY
They have extensive programming happening during the pandemic. This Friday Family event is about math and juggling and there is no charge but they ask that you register ahead of time. Please note that their website works best with Chrome and not Safari if having any trouble! https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=3205
*Please note that this event is at 6:30PM EASTERN TIME*
Spooky castle building: the science of architecture on Oct 20
Join us for “Spooky Castles” a Galileo Anywhere engineering & innovation challenge for the Franklin Science Club –
Tuesday 10/20 (6p-7p)
Welcome future innovators and change makers as we make a spooky castle fit for ghouls & goblins. Master the engineering basics of building with paper, creating tabs, hinges and strong shapes and securing them with long-lasting taping techniques. Engineer walls, drawbridges and towers built to feel sturdy and look spooky. Practice the innovation mindset – BE COURAGEOUS – as you test your spooky structure for strength and share its design with others, seeking inspiration from your fellow castle builders. Register here by Monday 10/19. Note: Students will not finish their castle during class. Instead, by the end of this class they’ll have all the skills and construction techniques (and motivation!) they need to continue engineering their very own spooky castle. This large group guided presentation will be offered live over zoom by a Galileo instructor and is open to kids of all ages. Active parent collaboration will ensure all students have a blast. To learn more about Camp Galileo Anywhere online classes, visit us at www.galileo-camps.com.
Just for fun: Stuck at Home Science
By the California Science Center https://californiasciencecenter.org/science-beyond-the-center Check out this cool website for lots of fun information from our local science museum!
Exploring your universe 11/1 12pm
Join us for a virtual science fair with interactive booths and guided DIY science demos, talks, Q&A panels, virtual planetarium, and special guests. Science topics for all ages include include astronomy, chemistry, engineering, geology, math, statistics, physics, and more! Visit www.exploringyouruniverse.org for a list of easy to find materials that you can gather for the DIY science booths and for more information about the event. Registration is limited so please only sign up if you plan on attending.
On the first Sunday of each November since 2009, Exploring Your Universe (EYU) has given a free day of hands-on science fun to thousands of children, parents, and friends from the Los Angeles community. The event is organized by UCLA graduate students and run entirely by volunteers passionate about sharing the excitement, inspiration, and opportunities of science with everyone.
November 18th “Family Science Night: Observe, Explore and Wonder” with the CA Science Center at 5 pm
January 28th “UCLA Society of Women Geoscientists” at 6pm
On January 28th, the UCLA Society of Women Geoscientists will be sharing hands-on scientific demonstrations. They will use things around your home to make cool experiments to model the chemistry and physics of our planet and beyond! They will also talk specifically about their jobs as scientists and show you what they do everyday. A materials list will be sent out with link before the event. Hope to see you there!
The mission of the UCLA Society of Women Geoscientists is to promote and uplift diverse gender representation in the geophysical sciences through outreach, community building, institutional reform, and career development.
SCIENCE FAIR! Thursday May 6 6:30 pm on Zoom
REALLY IMPORTANT SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION–PLEASE READ!
The Science Fair has been postponed from April 15 to May 6. This decision was made to encourage greater participation across ALL grade levels. Many types of submissions are possible on the Science Fair padlet. Kids can record themselves speaking about an experiment, draw a picture, make a poster, create a video, or upload a slide show–all by just clicking on the site and pressing the big pink plus icon. Spread the word! Also note: projects will not be “approved” until after May 4 so that we can reveal them at the Fair.
For those submitting a google slides presentation: the students must change it to a microsoft powerpoint to submit on the padlet site. To do this, go to “File”, “Download” and “Microsoft powerpoint”. Then, you can submit to the padlet site and we can authorize others to see it in the virtual fair.Franklin-Elementary-School-Science-Fair-Packet-2021.docx
New zoom event sign-up process
1). Go to the Franklin PTA webpagehttps://franklinschoolpta.org
2). Click “Event Sign Up and Calendar” (located on the top blue banner of the website)
3). Check the boxes for the upcoming events that you would like links for.
4). You will receive Zoom login info the day of the event. ***PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY. Last minute sign ups (1-2 days before event) will NOT receive zoom link. As with all Science Club events traditionally, we ask that a parent “attend” with your child to facilitate any technological issues and help during any participation opportunities that might arise.