CES Science and Math Night

On Tuesday, November 17 Circleville Elementary School hosted their first Science and Math Night from 5-7 P.M. for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Third, fourth and fifth grade math and science teachers facilitated investigations and hands-on activities in their classrooms while other activities could be found in the library, gymnasium and café. Students and parents were encouraged to explore the standards-based science and math activities at their own pace. The first floor displays and activities included: Lindsey Shaffer of Pickaway Soil & Water Conservation District shared a walk through soil tent, where students and parents could easily see what lies beneath the top layer of soil; Marcy Shafer, a Metro Parks representative, shared animal pelts that students could examine and feel; Seth Rankin and Margie Snoke of Pheasants Forever exhibited bone-cleaning beetles, which fascinated even the adults observing this unusual insect;  Al Marietta from Camp Oty’Okwa conducted group cooperation activities featuring the giant Earth Sphere; Nancy, the Turtle Lady, shared her collection of live reptiles; COSI on Wheels recreated different habitats and shared information about the plants and animals that live within those habitats; and several CHS students and adults manned stations where students could participate in hands-on activities in the gymnasium. At the end of the evening students received an investigation kit and booklet(hand lenses and fossils funded by CCSF) from their science teacher. Funding for this program was provided by grants from: The Bo Dunlap Foundation, Circleville City School Foundation and PPG Industries.  CCSF was proud to partner with CES in this learning adventure that enhanced the science and math education of the intermediate grade students.

This Camp Oty' Okwa activity with the Eco Sphere is designed to enhance team building.

This Camp Oty’ Okwa activity with the Eco Sphere is designed to enhance team building.

The Turtle Lady shares some of her reptiles.

The Turtle Lady shares some of her reptiles.

A student and her parent make their way through the Soil and Water Conservation District display.

A student and her parent make their way through the Soil and Water Conservation District display.

Hands-on activities in the science classrooms sparked the interest of students.

Hands-on activities in the science classrooms sparked the interest of students.