Hampstead: Mason Jar Music

Hampstead scientists created beautiful melodies this week in Ms. Jodi’s science program using mason jars. They filled the jars, each with a different level of water, ranging from full to almost empty. Ms. Jodi added some food colouring to make the jars easily identifiable. Each student had a chance to use a wooden spoon to gently…

Westmount Park: Getting Messy

Slime is always a big hit when it comes to science class and experiments, so for our Monday science class the students voted that we make slime! Three simple ingredients turned into hours of fun. We mixed together some glue, shaving cream and contact solution to get some fluffy slime. When asked if making the slime…

Budding Scientists: Air Pressure

Budding Scientists at John Caboto Academy and Hampstead discovered air pressure by creating hoop gliders, and tinfoil boats.  Hoop gliders were fabricated via strips of paper taped into the shape of hoops (one large and one small), which were fastened to either end of a straw. The children customized their hoop gliders with drawings of things that fly, such as hot…

St. Dorothy: Science Week Fun

Science week was a great hit with the pre-k children at St. Dorothy School.  From January 29 to February 2, 2018,  we did two different experiments daily. From exploding volcanos to jelly bean rainbows the students became my curious scientists.  Some quotes from the children when asked what they loved about science were:  “I love the mess explosions make!”  “Science makes you smart.” …

Dalkeith: A Shocking Good Time!

Budding Scientists at Dalkeith elementary learned about static electricity this week via three experiments. The first experiment was drawing parchment paper ghosts and using a balloon that had been rubbed on their hair to conduct static electricity. When they held the balloon at just the correct distance from their ghosts, the static attracted the parchment…

Elizabeth Ballantyne: Magic Milk Monday

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Curriculum Advisor This fall, the Budding Scientists at Elizabeth Ballantyne B.A.S.E. Daycare started their Monday mornings with science experiments.  On November 21 2016, the young scientists experienced Magic Milk Monday with Ms. Jodi and performed the magic milk experiment. Ms. Jodi poured milk into a dish and added drops of food colouring to it….