Flashy science

Literally.  We do lots of experiments in grades 6-8 science. Girls love explosions as much as boys, it seems.  Here are two experiments with flashes. As an 8-year-old boy, Lou Ellen and Vince’s son, David, now an LCA Board member, bought a huge electrical capacitor with money he’s saved.  He left it in our care.  […]

Experiments in science, grades 6-8, 2020-2021

The science experiments we ran in Science 6-8 this academic year, 2020-2021 (up to March) – real hands-on learning, and minds-on learning at the same time. Our students have learned to be thorough, careful, and questioning. Classes run from 1:50 PM to 2:50 PM, four days a week. Experiments each took 2 to 4 periods, […]

Sodium in water experiment -finale

11 December 2020: students in our grades 6-8 science class finished a series of experiments with a dramatic show for the younger students. Teacher Vince Gutschick bought sodium metal online after the students and he planned a series of experiments on reaction rates.  Sodium is a very reactive metal, combining vigorously with water to generate […]