Registration for The 7th Annual Horace Mann Science and Engineering Night is now open.
The 7th Annual Horace Mann Science and Engineering Night will be Thursday, May 1st, 2014. For those new to Science and Engineering Night, here’s what it’s all about:
- Science Night is an interactive, kid-propelled, noncompetitive evening of science fun, driven by the notion that every child who has ever asked “why?” is an innate scientist.
- Kids (working alone or with siblings or friends – just have at least one adult) can do an experiment (e.g. how does temperature affect how well popcorn pops?) or build a gadget (e.g. a periscope or balloon rocket). The only requirement is that it fit on half a tabletop, and that there be some kind of written explanation of the science behind it – a poster, a drawing, etc. Do not get hung up on complexity or sophistication! We want kid-quality work!
- On the evening of May 1st, participants will set up at tables in the gym. Mr. Nardelli and several teachers will emcee. In past years there has been a wonderful buzz as people milled around each table, asking questions and trying out the hands-on demonstrations.
This Is Also Easy On Parents
You can design your own project, or choose from our cookbook of pre-selected projects, each with step-by-step instructions and an explanation of the science involved. Check out the Cookbook of Experiments – browse it electronically and print just the pages you need or look for additional project ideas on these websites.
Fun For Everyone
On the evening, food will be available for sale (you can also pre-order your family’s pizza when you register online). It promises to be a wonderful evening.
Questions / Registration
Registration deadline is Friday, April 18th.
Follow this link and fill out the GoogleDocs registration form.
Contact the Science Night Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you and your child will join in doing a project. See you there.