Science Night

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 Friday, January 30, 2015.  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 January 30, 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 look at the webpages listed below, each with step-by-step instructions and an explanation of the science involved.

FUN FOR EVERYONE:  On the evening, food will be available for sale (you can also pre-order your family’s pizza when you register).  It promises to be a wonderful evening!


Registration deadline is Friday, January 23.

Click on the registration link below and fill out the GoogleDocs registration form

Check out the library or these pages to look for project ideas:

Any questions? Contact the Science Night Committee at

For families with difficult email/internet access, project ideas are also available in paper form and you can register by phone.  Please call Kari Jensen at (617) 916-9015

We hope you and your child will join in doing a project!   See you there!

The Science Night Committee

Danijela Dukovski, Kari Jensen, Rachel Viscomi

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