Super Science Stations - SAIL Parent Academy - Nov 2017

  • Franklin and Nixon Elementary Schools in Roxbury Township experienced their first of four Title I Student Academic Intervention and Learning (S.A.I.L.) Parent Academies of the year at Nixon School on December 6th. These two elementary schools in Roxbury Township qualify for Title I funding based on the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. These Title I programs are coordinated by Kelly Freund, Franklin and Nixon technology teacher.

    Typically, the parent academies are set up where parents come to learn while their children are supervised with games and activities. Tuesday’s academy changed it up a bit and brought the whole family out for a fun night of Super Science Stations. Forty-six families between the two schools pre-registered, with more than 100 people in attendance overall.

    Staffed by district educators each session provided insight on their topic before delving right into the experiment. Topics included engineering bubbles, Dash & Dot robots, fingerprint analysis, the golden ratio, playing with polymers (aka slime!), owl pellet dissection, circuit creations, and clay boats.

    Check out some of the fun had!