Elementary students had a blast participating in a wide variety of fun, hands-on experiments during Science Day on Thursday, May 18th. The all-school event, which was coordinated by the Elementary Science Department and conducted by classroom teachers, gave students the opportunity to make “dinosaur fossils” and “elephant toothpaste,” construct a model Stegosaurus skeleton, take a ride on a hovercraft, dissect owl pellets, build helicopters and parachutes, and participate in many other engaging science-themed activities. 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms also participated in the annual Egg Drop Competition, which tests the effectiveness of egg-protecting contraptions previously constructed by students, by dropping eggs from a variety of heights. The final drop occurred from the library window! Congratulations to our wining student-scientists Anthony Grissman, Jackson Justice, Hiedi Stiegelmeyer, Nick Nemeth, Aurora Robinson and Elianna Eck!
In addition to promoting STEM based learning, Science Day gave students a chance to support Kick it For Kids with Cancer, a national organization dedicated to raising money to fund children’s cancer research. This was accomplished in partnership with the Cleveland Eye Clinic, which provided students free ice cream from its Mr. iSee® ice cream truck during the Science Day activities, in exchange for donations to a local chapter of Kick it For Kids with Cancer. Altogether, students at the Elementary School raised a total of $908.61 in donations – the most money raised by any Cleveland area school in the history of the Mr. iSee® ice cream truck charity program!
The district thanks the students and staff at Cuyahoga Heights Elementary for helping to make this year’s Science Day a success.