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Science Celebration Activities and Fireworks

Topic: Science Celebration

Feb 19-23

Celebration Activities

1. Craft – Found Object Art

2. Key Points – Action! - physical science definitions and demonstrations

3. Collaborative – Play with Pulleys

4. Writing – First Words – What first words would you say on a new form of communication?

5. Math/Logic – Speed – Solve for how fast

6. Student Projects – Students show off what they've done

7. Big Activity – play with simple machines

8. Movement – simple machines scavenger hunt

No Minecraft, meetups, or field trips this week.

Upcoming Activities

  • Call to Adventure – Livestream every Tuesday morning at 6:45 AM on Celebration Education Families Facebook page:

  • Science Celebration – Wednesday, 2/21

  • 9:00 – 11:00 in Yucaipa

  • 1:00 – 3:00 in Santa Ana

  • Weekly Teen Hang Outs – Wednesdays in Santa Ana, 2-8

  • Start of component IV: Miracles at the end of a Brush starts 2/26 – register now!


Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Turn each of the basic physics words (Load, Force, Motion, Work, Energy, Potential energy, Kinetic energy, Friction, Speed, Acceleration, Momentum, Centripetal force), into comic book superheroes. Write a comic book story with them in it.

  • Experiment with the force of gravity & friction by building a tower of cards.

  • Pretend you are going to sell Leonardo’s inventions through a mail-order catalog. Design the catalog, complete with pictures and descriptions of each invention you are selling.

  • See more about simple machines:




  • Illustrate a poster that shows five of the following: work, friction, force, load, motion, centrifical force, acceleration, energy, speed velocity and momentum.

  • Make a pop-up book about simple machines.

  • Write a bedtime story called, “The Simple Machine That Saved the Day.

  • Make a paddle-boat.

  • Create one of Leonardo’s Inventions.

  • Work is measured in foot–pounds. Work = force x distance (w=fxd). If you lift a 2 pound box (a force against gravity) a distance of 3 feet in the air, the formula is w=2x3. The is 6 foot-pounds. 2x3 = 6 foot-pounds. Come up with some work problems of your own.

  • Roll a marble down a Hotwheels track. Time how long it takes for the marble to get to the end. Calculate the speed by dividing the distance by the time. Try different heights and length of track. Make a chart to show what you discover and record it in your notebook. Also try rolling different things down the track.

  • Experiment with simple machines, ie, ramp, lever, pulley, screw, wedge, gears, wheel & axle. Can you make new inventions by putting these simple machines together in a new way?

  • Measure a distance of 20 yards and mark each end. Time yourself and several other people to see how many seconds it takes each person to run the distance. What is the speed of each person? Speed = Distance divided by Time.

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