Yantis Elementary Hosts "Science Night"
From Stacie Gammill
On Tuesday evening, November 13, Imogene Glenn Elementary in Yantis held a "Science Night" as a way of bringing families together to learn about science. The celebration began in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. with the third- through fifth-grade students performing a high-energy musical program called Science Rocks!
This program, by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson, had several musical numbers and several of the students playing the parts of famous scientists throughout history. Through catchy songs and scenes, students and parents learned about the different types of rocks, the body systems, types of clouds, how the food chain works, the parts or plants and a lot more. The information-packed play included a "lights-out" number in which glowing fish, bumblebees, and a giant snake "floated" across the stage. Mrs. Hassell, the music teacher at Yantis Elementary, directed the play and put in many hours of hard work with the students.
Their hard work paid off! The musical program was a big success! After the musical, Pre-K through 5th grade classrooms were open to students and their families to come see the exciting things the school is doing in science. Each classroom had a hands-on science activity that the student and their family could participate in together, as well as other science projects, artwork and lessons the students had created. Teachers were on hand to meet with the parents and to answer questions.
The primary goals of "Science Night" are to increase the student's confidence in their scientific abilities and to increase parent involvement in science education. An added benefit is that it sure is fun!!!!