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Science

Science

Silver Oak Robotics Club

The Silver Oak Robotics Club, led by Mr. Munguia (former Silver Oak 6th grade teacher), is an extracurricular club for 5th and 6th grade students who are advanced in science or interested in learning more science. Students learn how to build, design, and program Lego Mindstorm NXT robots, and participate in robotics competitions at school. Students also learn about different areas in science and do hands on experiments and activities. The goal of this club is to give students a chance to explore the field of science and further develop their interest/knowledge in this area. Space is limited. Applications are sent home in the fall.

 

Mad Science

Throughout the year, Silver Oak offers 1st – 6th graders hands-on, one-hour after school science programs themed around a particular area of science. Topics include such areas as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. Mad Science after-school programs offer children a chance to see just how cool science can be!

 

See After School Programs for more information, and details on how to register for this program.

 

Walden West

Each year in the Fall, Silver Oak’s fifth graders are offered the opportunity to spend one week at Walden West Outdoor Science School, located at Via West in Cupertino. The facility is situated on 55 acres of beautiful oak woodland and is adjacent to Stevens Creek Park in the Cupertino Foothills. Santa Clara County Office of Education has been operating the outdoor school for fifth and sixth grade students since 1950.

 

During their stay at Walden West, students enjoy learning about the forest, meadow, and stream communities through the use of games and other activities. Qualified naturalists will use their expertise to help children see the interrelationships between plants and animals, as well as the effect we have on the environment. The experience is social, as well as academic. Living 24 hours a day with other students requires your child to cooperate and work together with others toward common goals. Throughout the week, classroom teachers will be available to help students adjust to being away from home. In the end, however, friendships and memories are made that last a lifetime. What greater way to learn than to be immersed in real-life science for one week!

 

Science Fair

The Evergreen District Science Fair is held every year in March. Students complete one of five types of projects: experiment, demonstration, model, collection, or invention. Each project focuses on science concepts correlated to grade-level standards. Science Fair participation at Silver Oak is mandatory for all upper grades and optional for kindergarteners and 1st - 3rd graders.

Helpful websites for project research:

For more information, please contact your classroom’s teacher.

 

Lifecycle of Frog and Butterfly

Each Spring kindergarteners enjoy learning about the live cycle of the frog and butterfly.

 

Science Night

Bring the entire family for a night of Science Fun. This event promises to be an evening filled with fun science activities to Silver Oak students. The night starts out with a 45 minute Science Show, followed by activity tables where your little scientist will have an opportunity to see experiments up close and personal. Students even conduct some experiments of their own to be taken home!

 

5th and 6th Graders will again have a special event just for them, focusing on a unit from their Science studies.

 

Don’t miss out on this exciting event. Check the school calendar for more details as the event date approaches.

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