Today was our annual Science Safari Day at Pontiac. This is always one of my favorite days of the school year, since it is entirely dedicated to science activities. I’m glad our school has committed time and money to teaching science and endorsing activity based learning. I dont believe anyone will have trouble remembering what they did today.

In Fifth grade today students watched a science demonstration from the folks at Mad Science, experimented with bubbles, learned the importance of recycling and how to do it correctly, built with K’nex and other blocks sets, learned about CSI from the FBI, and played a wolf simulation game. And this was all before lunch. After lunch we dissected owl pellets, and explored what happens when Diet Coke and Mentos are combined.

Today was a day with a late lunch, without recess or bathroom breaks and hardly anyone seemed to notice!