CPS Invention Convention

Students who did especially well at our school Invention Convention were invited to the CPS level Invention Convention this Saturday at Clemente Community Academy.

Event Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
  • Location: Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
  • Public Transportation: Within walking distance of many public transportation options.
  • Bus – 49, 70, 52, 50, Train – 1 mile from Division and Damen Blue Line stops
  • Parking: There is a small lot on the southeast corner of Western and Division as well as street parking available.
  • Entry: Please enter the building doors on the north side of Division St (by the gyms).
  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, neighbors, etc. are all welcome to attend.

Event Day Timeline

  • Check In: Student check-in and setup will be from 8:15 AM-9:15 AM. Each student will receive an assigned judging time upon check-in at the event.
  • Judging: Judging will be in half hour increments from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM.
  • Awards: Awards will be from 12:15 PM-1:00 PM. All inventors MUST be present for the judging and the awards presentation to be judged and to be eligible for a prize. All members of a team must be present.

Invention Convention Friday, March 6th

Students will present their inventions at the 2nd annual Washington Irving Invention Convention on Friday, March 6, 2015.  Students should bring to school their invention, board, and student journal.

There will be no AOW assignment due until after the Invention Convention to give students more time to work on their project.

I will be staying after school on Thursday as usual to help as needed.

Family Science Days 2014

Family Science Days is free and hands-on fun for the whole family.

February 15-16, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Chicago, Purple Level

Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! Family Science Days are FREE and open to all.

This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. The event features a broad range of educators and scientists promoting an interest in science among the general public.

*This event is hosted by AAAS, for more information go to http://meetings.aaas.org/public/family-science-days/

STEM IN ACTION at Washington Irving Elementary

The new school year is off to a great start!  Students grades 3-8 will be going to the science elective STEM in Action.  You can access information and materials from the class by clicking the appropriate workshop on the left.

Our first homework:

  • Students & parents need to sign the Lab Safety Rules
  • Bring in a pack of college-rule notebook paper
  • Bring in 2 packs of index cards

Thank You & Invite to FVHS Science Night

 Dear Bengal Tigers,

Thank you for a great send-off today.  I know you will do very well 4th quarter with Ms. D.  I got an invitation to pass along for the FVHS science night.  I enjoyed it when I attended.  The liquid nitrogen ice cream is very cool (pun intended), and they always have lots of other fun activities to do.  I hope you will go and let me know what you liked best.   -Mrs. Falwell

FVHS Annual Science Night

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Come join us for a night of science!

All FVHS students, their families, and our feeder school students and their families are invited!

 Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream will again be featured.

Carolina Tiger Rescue will be attending and we will be hosting a supply drive for them.  Please bring at least one of the following items for CTR if possible: a box of exam gloves in Medium or Large, 4 pack or larger package of toilet paper, 3 pack or higher package of paper towels or bananas!

Please enter our school through the entrance near the greenhouse. Science Night will be held in the rear classroom building.
We hope to see you there!!

Layers due Fri, laptop info.

Remember that your layers fun-notes (see workshop 4 “flipped” assignment) is due Friday.  You can turn it in early, but not late.

Today in class we used the laptops to set up student email & edmodo accounts.  The group codes has been changed, so the old ones won’t work.  If you did not get a password sticker because you need your parents to sign the blog/photo permission slip, you can print one out (under “forms” at the top of this page).