Driscoll PTO's Science Solstice On Fri. Dec. 16, Driscoll celebrates “Science Solstice:” a day when the whole school suspends its regular routine to do science.
Grades K to 5 stay in the building and are ‘wowed” by science with presentations of live animals and simple machines, from the Museum of Science and Mass Audubon Society. Students learn about the scientific methods as they build paper geodesics dome, learn how crimes are solved or discover states of matter. At the end of the day, they respond through writing and drawing about the question: “What do scientists do?” These activities are planned and run by Driscoll parents. For the complete K-5 schedule go here.
The middle schoolers (6th. 7th and 8th graders) leave the building and each student visits one working science lab or facility. This year, we are sending out 18 groups to 18 labs. Most visits are arranged by Driscoll parents. These field trips both pique students’ interest in science and expose them to different careers in science and technology. For the complete list of labs w/description, go here.
All in all, it’s a great day of learning and discovery!
Science Solstice is entirely funded by your PTO dollars and run by your fellow Driscoll parents volunteers. THANKS!