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Science

Science and Engineering 2023-2024

Students at St. Anthony Park receive a well-rounded, hands-on, inquiry based science and engineering experience.  Students in grades K-5 attend Science and Engineering on a rotational basis.    Experiences in the lab address the state standards and give students numerous opportunities to work above the standard through teacher and student directed investigations.  

Link to Gr. K-5  2023-2024 Units: (coming soon)  

Family Science Nights:  Families of children in grades 1-3 will have the opportunity to  participate in Family Science Nights.  These events will be held virtually this year for each grade level. Families will sign up to receive supplies for a project to be done at home either synchronously over a Live Google Meet or asynchronously using a video posted to this website.

Dates for Family Science Nights:

Gr. 1 Family Science Night Mon. Oct. 23rd  Multi. 

Gr. 2 Family Science Night Mon. Nov. 13th Multi .

Gr. 3 Family Science Night, Monday, Dec. 4th Multi 

FYI-2021 Family Science Night Recordings (during virtual Fam. Sci. Nights)

2021 Gr. 1 

Link to 1st Grade Family Science Night Video

2021 Gr. 2

Link to 2nd Gr. Family Science Night Video

2021 Gr. 3

Link the 3rd grade Family Science Night Video

2021 Gr. 4

Link to Gr. 4 Family Science Night Video

2021 Gr. 5

Link to Gr. 5 Family Science Night Video

2021 Kdgn.

Link to Kdgn. Family Science Night video


Science Fair:  Students in grades 3-5 participate in the annual St. Anthony Park Science Fair.  Investigations are designed by students as they carry out a scientific investigation on a particular area of interest.  Students benefit from the individual feedback given by evaluators and experiencing a self directed investigation from start to finish.
Date TBD March-April


Environmental Experiences:  Students are able to apply science in the field as they participate in a number of outdoor science learning experiences.  Gr. 3-5 Visit Valley Branch Environmental Learning Center in Afton for one-day experiences.   


Community Connections:  The location of St. Anthony Park enables students to have unique experiences through ties to the University of Minnesota.  Students take annual trips to the Physics Circus, Bell Museum, Gibbs Farm, Chemistry programs and the Raptor Center.
Please feel free to stop by the science lab to check out what the young scientists are currently investigating.

Regards,

Mr. Schrankler 

james.schrankler@spps.org  

Science and Engineering Teacher 

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Date TBD March/April , 2024

Gr. 3-5 Students will present and display projects.

The structure of the day will be updated later.

Key Documents (coming)