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Ornithology- Songbirds, Waterfowl, and Ground Nesting Birds August 27, 2014

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The state songbird of Mississippi, the mockingbird

The state songbird of Mississippi, the mockingbird

With two weeks of investigation and science methodology under our belts, we are now ready to begin exploring the world around us. We will start with ornithology, or the study of birds. Since there are so many different types and species of birds, this will be part 1 of 2 birding weeks. This week we will concentrate on songbirds, waterfowl such as ducks, and ground nesting birds like wild turkeys. Our activities will explore song bird behavior, eating habits, migration, and threats to survival.

Science Water Olympics August 20, 2014

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We had a great first week of meeting all of our new science clubbers and we look forward to a great year.  

This week we will be using water to investigate the scientific method.  The steps of which are as follows:

Step 1: Make an Observation

Step 2: Make a Hypothesis

Step 3: Test your Hypothesis with an Experiment

Step 4: Draw Conclusions about your Results

Step 5: Report your Results and Restate your Hypothesis if Necessary

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Welcome to the Science Club! August 18, 2014

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We are ready for another year of adventure, fun, and lots of learning! This year we will begin by understanding that sometimes learning about science is like being a detective. You have to have a problem or question, gather evidence, state discoveries, and use reasoning to put the clues together! Tomorrow at our first meeting, we will be solving several fun but challenging mysteries to get our brains and questioning skills warmed up for a busy year! Get ready Science Clubbers, it’s going to be a great one!

The Starkville Science Club in now accepting applications for the 2014-15 School Year July 6, 2014

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The Starkville Science Club is now accepting student applications for the 2014-15 school year. Students entering 4th or 5th grade may apply now until July 31st. Applicants will be notified on Monday, August 4th regarding their membership status. The Science Club is a 34-week long after-school program that meets every Tuesday from 3pm-5:30pm at Ward-Stewart Elementary. We also go on several field trips throughout the year and participate in additional programming such as camping trips and full-day events.

Application Process:

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE: Application Form for 2014

•Applications will be accepted beginning July 7, 2014 until July 31, 2014
•Hand write an essay 4-6 sentences in length. Use your own creativity when creating the essay, but please include topics such as:
1) why you are interested in joining or returning,
2) what you would look forward to most as a member of the Science Club,
3) your favorite science topic,

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Thanks for a great year Science Clubbers! May 13, 2014

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What great luck we had at French Camp this past weekend- the forecasted rain held off and we had beautiful weather! Mr. Edwin Faughn gave a wonderful presentation on the universe and taught us about the different constellations throughout the year. We had tons of fun swimming, canoeing, camping, horseback riding, rock wall climbing, and attending Pioneer Day on Saturday. Thanks Science Club for another great year!1Sarahjump

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