Anacortes School District Science Specialist Mira Lutz found my website and wanted hands-on workshops for all of the 5th grade students at the three elementary schools in her district. These students were specifically studying Newton’s Laws of Motion and she wanted demonstrations that would mesh with their curriculum. Voila! I did some work, built props, researched ideas, and learned a lot about motion and forces myself in the process.
Kudos to the Anacortes School District for outfitting each of their elementary schools with a dedicated science lab that would be at home at any middle school. And, their science specialists Mrs. Lutz, Mr. all do an excellent job of making science fun for kids.
Timing for my visit couldn’t have been better: Mount Erie was having their Science Fair the evening of my visit, so I presented my Science Magic Show as part of the activities. A big thank-you to the many parents at all three schools who came into class to volunteer their time to help out with the various stations.