By Michelle Nims, Forest View Elementary School PTA Science Day Captain.
The Forest View Elementary School PTA had its fourth annual Science Day Wednesday, June 4, 2014! The all-day event offered a spectrum of grade-appropriate science lessons taught by local scientists, professionals and parent volunteers.
“Science day is an exciting opportunity for parents to share their science knowledge to inspire these kids,” says Forest View Elementary School parent, Bill Sheridan. “Each year I enjoy demonstrating how fun science can be with really cool experiments the students can understand. One year I explained States of Matter and this year it was all about Visualizing Sound.”
All grades participated in a science assembly presented by Pacific Science Center. In addition, all students received four different grade-level lessons on subjects such as squid dissection, medical imaging, candy chemistry, astronomy, the human body, and visualizing sound, to name a few.
Presenters included The Museum of Flight, the Seattle Tilth Association, Everett Parks & Recreation, Bricks 4 Kidz, Snohomish County PUD, as well as many qualified organizations and parent volunteers who wanted to share their passion of science with the students of Forest View Elementary School.
Each year PTA Science Day is a huge success. Once again, our presenters and volunteers amazed our students this year and got them thinking more in-depth about science through their hard work and dedication!
“If I can inspire some of my daughter’s classmates to become future scientists, then I feel I’ve done my job,” Sheridan added.