September Science Labs

Third graders (L) studied the water cycle and first graders (R) learned about sound waves.

This year, lead science volunteers direct Friday science activities for each grade. With lead volunteers Kourtney Parks and Nyshauna Travers, fourth graders investigated potential and kinetic energy using materials loaned by the Vanderbilt Students Volunteering for Science program. Third graders, under parents Molly Smith and Jayme O’Neal, observed how the water cycle works works and how melting glaciers causes sea level rise. Last week, first graders discovered aspects of sound waves through ingenious activities developed by lead volunteer Tracy Smith with input from James Davis and Hector Segundo.  (Kindergarten and 2nd grade haven’t officially had Science Friday yet this month. Stay tuned!)

Thanks so much to all of the fantastic lead volunteers and parent participants!  Ask any 4th, 3rd, 2nd or 1st grader if they like science!!! 

All interested volunteers are invited to the first meeting of the Science Committee Monday October 14th at 8 am.  We will discuss how to best support, develop, and sustain the science program. The goal will be defining recommended focused efforts. Please come if you can. While the time prevents teachers from participating in this meeting, they will be included! If interested, but unavailable at that time, please contact Molly Miller at