1. Science is Cool!

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    My students were hiding their noses behind any piece of cloth available and making dramatic fanning motions when I realized I probably should have refrigerated the cabbage juice. It must be STEM theme week at R.L Stevens! Ms. Gold and her tutoring students  Let me back up. I was demonstrating...
  2. Wright Students Have Their Heads in the Clouds

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    For thousands of years, humans have been fascinated by the sky. More specifically, our race has looked to earth’s fellow planets as a way to expand. Is it possible for people to live there? Who else shares the galaxy with us? Are we truly alone? On April 18, Wright’s sixth...
  3. Loving Science at RL Stevens

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    3rd graders testing their parachutes. The mentors and kids at RL Stevens LOVE our new KidzScience kits. It is easy for me because I just hand the kit to a mentor and I know they are well supplied. The mentors appreciate having the lesson plans to use as guides for...
  4. Learning Science by Exploring

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    Students exploring science at the RL Stevens “Build It Science Festival” The R.L. Stevens CalSERVES after school program would like to say a special thanks to the Lawrence Hall of Science for supporting our students’ learning with the “Build-It” science festival. The instructor and festival coordinator, Jeff, did a fantastic...
  5. The 3rd and 4th Grade Take on The Redwoods!

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    Gabby O’Neill, AmeriCorps VIP at Wright Elementary On March 30th, Wright Charter’s 3rd and 4th grade students, of the After School Program, went to Armstrong Redwood National Forest. Classes were divided into groups and led by seasoned docents along the Pioneer Trail. During the hike, students learned the importance of...
  6. A Magnet for Kids

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    Kate Briggs, Full-time Mentor/Science Specialist at Sheppard Elementary When I walk across the playground at recess, bathroom key in hand, I suddenly become like the magnet in my most recent science activity. Small children emerge from the darkest corners of the blacktop, hurtling toward me like so many asteroids from...
  7. Science Specialists!

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    Katie O’Looney and Nicole Lafreniere, Supervising Teachers On Thursday, February 18th, the CalSERVES Science Specialists met for our 2nd meeting of the school year. At the meeting, each specialist shared a lesson plan that worked extremely well for them and troubleshooted through challenges they’ve had this year. Across all sites,...
  8. Science Fair!

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    Nicole Lafreniere, Supervising Teacher at Kawana Elementary On March 21st, students in the CalSERVES After School program showcased science projects to Santa Rosa residents, parents, and teachers in the cafeteria of Kawana Elementary School. As a class or with an individual mentor, kids were able to conduct a two-week experiment...