Who needs Bill Nye the Science Guy? Northside Elementary School hosted their very own science guy, Dr. David Kupperman, at an all-school assembly on March 15th. Dr. Kupperman, a physicist and grandfather of 3rd grader Leo Kupperman used his expertise in physical science to pump up excitement for Northside’s annual Science Fair to be held May 23rd.
After defining, describing, and demonstrating the Bernoulli Effect, third through
fifth graders had a chance to put the Bernoulli Effect into action themselves with straws and ping-pong balls. Kindergarten through second graders watched Dr. Kupperman as he demonstrated the physical law “action-reaction” with a ballon car, a balloon helicopter, a scooter, and the ultimate action-reaction demonstration: three bottle rockets!
Dr. Kupperman also fielded questions about what it is like to be a scientist. Students learned that: scientists need to be great readers, writers, and problem solvers. A good time was had by all!
Project Healthy Schools, a U-M Health System initiative that started at Clague Middle School four years ago, is now in all Ann Arbor middle schools and has brought a culture of health to sixth-graders. Students in Skyline’s Health & Medicine Magnet host a walk/run on Saturday, May 21 to benefit the program. […]
Geologist and Bach Elementary fourth-grade teacher Robin Frisch-Gleason continues to share lessons learned from a 2007 trip to Antarctica. A student climate summit is planned for April involving eight teachers from the Ann Arbor Public Schools. […]
By Tara Cavanaugh Congressman John Dingell has his hands full with representing our state in the U.S. House of Representatives. But he still makes time to reach out to citizens –– even the ones who […]