Sep 16, 2012

Hair Raising Science & Crystal Peak

I greatly enjoyed Parent Night last Tuesday.  If you were unable to attend, please stop by after school, and I will give you the parent handouts.  We had another wonderful week together:

In science we are investigating atoms and elements.  Students stripped electrons from their hair to negatively charge balloons.  It was a "hair raising" activity!

Students were then challenged to use the negatively charged balloons to move neutrally charged soda cans.

In other science news, as mentioned at Parent Night, Mr. Saulsbury and I will be leading a non-school sponsored field trip to Crystal Peak to dig for quartz crystals, feldspar and sericite minerals.  This is considered a group of friends out for a day of mineral adventure.  Teachers will not be responsible for students.  Parents will drive their own children or make arrangements with friends to drive their child. We will meet in Caughlin Ranch school parking lot at 9:30 am on Saturday, Sept. 22, and caravan out to the mine site through Verdi and Dog Valley.  A flyer will be sent home Monday, Sept. 17, with more information.  Hope you all can make it!

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