Science Discovery & NASA Celebration All Week

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 2/21/2010 9:00:00 AM

We are looking forward to a week of exciting science learning at Barrett February 22 – 25 during our annual Science Discovery Fair and NASA Explorer School Celebration. Some of the highlights include:

Day Events

  • On Monday February 22 at 11am in the Discovery Lab a group of 5th graders will present their working prototype of a liquid waste recycling system designed for the moon to a panel of experts at NASA Langley and to students at two NASA Explorer Schools, one in Norfolk and the other in West Virginia, via videoconferencing.

  • Wednesday, February 24 at 9:30am – WeatherBug Assembly for Grades 2 – 5

  • Thursday and Friday February 25 and 26
    • All 5th graders will be working with Rudo Kashiri from NASA Langley to design and build moon landers using the engineering design process in the Discovery Lab
    • All Kindergarten – 4th graders will participate in hands-on workshops in their classrooms presented by the staff from the Science Museum of Science located in the Richmond area (funded by a grant Barrett received this year)
    • All Kindergarten – 5th graders will visit the gym where 15 interactive exhibits on loan from the Science Museum of Virginia will be set up. Thanks to the Barrett parents who will be assisting the classroom teachers in facilitating these exhibits for our students
    • Selected 5th graders will represent Barrett via videoconferencing for a National Engineering Week event with NASA Langley and Engineering students at Hampton University at 9:30am on Friday, February 26th.
    • Student sharing of their science fair projects

Night Events Thursday, February 25th from 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

* Science Museum of Virginia:

o Interactive Exhibits in Gym

o Presentation, “The Scoop on Poop” (6:45 – 7:30)

* Student and Class Science Projects in Library and Hallways

* Videoconference with NASA Glenn Research Center in Discovery Lab

* NASA Langley Education Specialist Rudo Kashiri in Discovery Lab

* Telescopes from APS Planetarium set-up for viewing the night sky

* Osborne science books available for purchase from Dan Redmond NOTE: This is a family event. Students MUST attend with an adult.