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 2016-2017 CE Events By Grade:
 

Kindergarten

Remlinger Farms - Kindergarteners will take their first field trip to Remlinger Farms where they will explore the farm and visit the pumpkin patch.

Curriculum tie-in: animal science unit

Book It Theater - "Last Stop on Market Street" by Matt de le Peña Themes: friendship, family dynamics, transformation, the environment, class and status, family dynamics, observing the world around us

Curriculum tie-in: Social Studies and Writing

Toymaker workshop - Toymaker Rick Hartman will lead the kindergartners on an exciting journey of toy building and creativity in a very special hands-on workshop that supports the paper and wood science unit.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Bellevue Botanical Gardens: Living Lab Program is a botany-based 2 hour educational field trip/workshop. Students learn about wood and wood products made by early Native Americans and contemporary societies. They will also go on a forest adventure through the gardens and make some wood themed crafts.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Forces & Motion Presented by Kids Quest - Students will be learning about forces in motion. They will get to design, build, and race their own wind powered car.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Tie dye t-shirts - Students shape their t-shirt to make different designs and choose their own paint colors.

Curriculum tie-in: science

1st Grade

Non Fiction Author Visit (details forthcoming)

Toymaker Solids and Liquids Workshop: A rubber band-powered vessel "propels" learning about properties (flexibility, transparency, buoyancy, etc.) and the states of matter.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Lip Balm - Students will be making lip balm as part of their solids/liquids study. They will be melting a solid base ingredient, adding flavor oils, and using pipettes to fill lip balm containers and watching it solidify again, in a matter of minutes.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Animal Encounters will bring a group of fascinating animals to visit and students will learn about the animals' origins, habitats and characteristics, as well as have an opportunity to hold them.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Bulb Planting - Students plant bulbs, observe their growth and learn about different parts of the bulb.

Curriculum tie-in: New Plants and Growth science unit

Kite-making Workshop - 1st graders will be making kites as an extension of their air and weather science unit.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Mad Science Workshop - "Where's the Air?" (details forthcoming)

2nd Grade

Toymaker Balance and Motion - Students build toys that help them understand balance, a fulcrum, and other topics from applied physics.

Curriculum tie in: science unit

Pacific Science Center Workshop - "Slow Ball Challenge: How slow can you go?" In this workshop, students have an unusual challenge – they need to roll a ball down a ramp as slowly as possible. After learning how the degree of an inclined plane affects the speed and acceleration of a ball rolling down it, students will design and test a ramp that keeps the ball rolling as slowly as possible. Students use stop watches to time their slow races.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Village Theater Field trip - "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" (Details forthcoming)

Animal Encounters - students will interact with a collection of insects and arachnids related to the research and writing the students have done throughout the year. They will observe the insects characteristics and learn about their habitats.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Reuse and Re-think Workshop - This hands-on workshop teaches students how using something again can make a difference for the environment. After a quick-paced activity that provides real-life examples of how to substitute disposable items with reusables, the class engages in a reuse project that demonstrates how reusing can be both functional and fun. Students may create envelopes, magnets, or twig notebook pads.

Curriculum tie-in: science

3rd Grade

Pacific Science Center Workshop - "Slow Ball Challenge: How slow can you go?" In this workshop, students have an unusual challenge – they need to roll a ball down a ramp as slowly as possible. After learning how the degree of an inclined plane affects the speed and acceleration of a ball rolling down it, students will design and test a ramp that keeps the ball rolling as slowly as possible. Students use stop watches to time their slow races.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Pacific Science Center Workshop - Charged Up: What is electricity and how does it travel? Where does electricity come from? Learn about circuits and generators firsthand by designing electric circuits and generating electricity to power lights.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Village Theater Field trip - "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" (Details forthcoming)

Storyteller and Author Meg Lippert - Author Meg Lippert will present folktales and talk about making her picture books. Her books include Why Leopard Has Spots, The Talking Vegetables and many more. The event begins with an assembly and then continues over two days with a workshop in each classroom.

Curriculum tie-in: Literacy

Reuse and Re-think Workshop - This hands-on workshop teaches students how using something again can make a difference for the environment. After a quick-paced activity that provides real-life examples of how to substitute disposable items with reusables, the class engages in a reuse project that demonstrates how reusing can be both functional and fun. Students may create envelopes, magnets, or twig notebook pads.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Toymaker: Ideas and Inventions – Students learn creative thinking techniques while inventing toys that S-T-R-E-T-C-H their imagination.

4th Grade

Camp Waskowitz - was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in 1935 at its present location and was named Camp North Bend. Today, Camp Waskowitz is a State and National Historic Preservation site and is one of only two remaining CCC Camps in the United States with all of the original buildings still standing. Since the inception of the Outdoor Education program in 1947, over 200,000 students have experienced this school in the woods! Students visit a pioneer homestead where they practiced 19th century household chores (washing clothes, sawing wood, assembling a log cabin); a native american longhouse where they learn spearfishing; a mining camp where students dig for coal and practice gold panning and a railroad and telegraph office where students learn about the parts of the railroad and the original Morse code.

Curriculum tie in: history and social studies

Nature Vision (Salmon Cycles) - Students will understand the life cycle of our five Pacific Northwest Salmon species, a Keystone Species and why they are so important to the health of our streams and watershed ecosystems.

Curriculum tie in: science unit

Electricity & Magnetism - Toymaker Rick Hartman will help students explore magnetic fields, attraction/repulsion, insulators and circuits while building their own toys.

Curriculum tie in: electricity and magnetism science unit

Toymaker's Variables Workshop - Toymaker Rick Hartman will help students use woodworking tools to build cars while they learn about control and manipulated variables, data collection and recording & predicting outcomes.

Curriculum tie-in: math and science

Legacy of Potlach - Students attend a full day workshop presented by Ronn Wilson (of Cedar and Salmon). The workshop exposes students to Pacific Northwest culture and history through storytelling, games and performance.

Curriculum tie-in: history and social studies

"Garbology" from King County and Triangle Associates - What do a 20-year-old hot dog and a newspaper from 1956 have in common? They might both be found in our local landfill. What happens to the things we throw in the trash? With hands-on activities, students will "dig into" a landfill to discover the simple science of decomposition and the importance of the four Rs.

Curriculum tie-in: science

Studio East Public Speaking Workshop - Through games and exercises students will learn public speaking skills including breath and voice techniques, body language, and audience engagement. Each student will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback in a supportive environment.

Curriculum tie-in: social studies

Klondike Gold Rush Museum and Underground Seattle Tour - Students will learn all about the history of Seattle and see the remains of the old city that still remains underground.

Curriculum tie-in: history

5th Grade

Killer Whale Tales - Killer Whale Tales is an environmental education program that uses storytelling and field based science to inspire students to take an active role in the conservation of Pacific Northwest killer whales and their habitat.

Curriculum tie-in: science

UW Engineering Discovery Days - Students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of exhibits and attractions put on by University of Washington engineering students.

Curriculum tie-in: science

BrightwaterA field trip to the Brightwater Treatment Facility in Woodinville to learn about impacts individuals have on water resources and the environment, especially within the context of our local watershed and Puget Sound.

Curriculum tie-in: social studies