Day Fairs

The Day Fair is an exhibit designed to serve a whole school population. Groups of 25 – 50 students visit the Day Fair for 1 hour. We can serve about 250 – 300 students per day.  Book as many days as you need.

We suggest you plan a Day Fair to include a PTA meeting so parents can come as well. We do not charge for this event.

Centers include Fossils & Bones, Rocks & Minerals, Archaeology, Sea Creatures, Insects, Invisible Forces, Sight & Sound, Science Puzzles, and ZAP! Electricity.

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The cost per student is $5. The Day Fair is usually sponsored by the parent organization.  A percentage of the proceeds is donated to the school to purchase science equipment.

The Day Fair is usually housed in the school gym. Exhibits are set up on 10 tables. To enhance the learning experience, it is helpful to have a parent volunteer or assistant at each table.  Instructions for all the activities are provided by Miss Ava so it is really very easy to man a center.

Exhibits 

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Fossils & Bones

 Examine fossil specimens, prints, and replicas. Assemble a cow’s skeleton. Record specimens on a chart.

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Rocks & Minerals

Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock samples.

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Archaeology

This center includes artifacts from several countries dating between 100 and 2300 BC.

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Sea Creatures

Shells, shark’s teeth, and specimens from the East Coast make us this center.Students search through fossil sands to collect a specimen to keep.

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Insects

Specimens include insects, butterflies, and bees. Interesting books, games, and puzzles.

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Invisible Forces

Demonstrate gravity, magnetism, and centrifugal force by using a number of science toys including Bill Ding (the balancing clown), magnets, and ball & hoop.

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Sight & Sound

Experience tone and pitch using a number of simple instruments. Make the surface of water splash with a tuning fork. Optical illusions, color paddles, and lazers make learning about light fun.

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Science Puzzles

Challenging puzzles matching colors, shapes, sizes, and connecting the correct pieces in sequence.

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ZAP! Electricity

Connect the wires to make lights, buzzers, and motors work on simple circuit boards. Create static electricity using balloons and wool sweaters.