Originally posted on Starkville Science Club:
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.
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, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
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!
Orienteering (at the Dairy!) April 17, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
Take “three” on the MSU dairy trip! Hopefully the weather will hold out for us! We will of course be milking cows and learning about the dairy industry, but we will also be learning to use compasses the old fashioned way- no batteries needed! We will cover the basics on “finding a bearing” and “taking a bearing”, and we will also incorporate some GPS activities by setting way points and building polygons! FUN TIMES!
Endangered Species April 11, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
It’s hard to believe that over 40 years has passed since the signing of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. During that time many animals have made incredible population rebounds due to protection from killing, egg oiling, harvest, or trade. The American Bald Eagle, Gray Wolf, American Alligator, and Louisiana Black Bear are among the animals who have increased in population from federal protection. Although we have made huge strides in the United States, endangered species are still a concern around the world. African Elephant ivory trade is at an all time high, and all five rhino species are critically endangered due to hunting for their horns. In addition to illegal killing, habitat loss is the number one reason for endangerment and extinction of species. We will critically examine some of the endangered species in our world and what we can do here in Mississippi to help!
Milk Comes from…Where? April 2, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
Sometimes students are amazed to find out that food, including milk and other dairy products do not come from Wal-Mart! In addition to losing some of our connections to nature, our society has lost connections to food sources. Dairy farmers are an important part of our agricultural workforce! They have dairy farming down to a science. On Tuesday, we will take our annual trip to the MSU dairy and milk the cows for ourselves. Far from glamorous, this important activity puts the milk, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, and cheese in perspective!