Under the Sea

Here is an old post from the museum yahoo group. I thought I would post it up here.

“One of the programs we do at Akron Fossils and Science Center is
called Super Science Saturday. We do it the second Saturday of every
month at 1:30. This event is geared specifically toward 5-10 year
olds. Children participate in a science experiment or demonstration
and do a craft on an exciting topic.

Last week, we had a Super Science Saturday titled “Under the Sea.”
We introduced the topic by playing a video clip with the song “Under
the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid”, next we watch a slide show I had
made with pictures of diffrent sea animals and while we looked at the
pictures I read facts about the animals. When we got to pictures of
the bottle nosed dolphin and killer whale we listened to WCRF’s
Nature Corner interviews between Uncle Bob and those animals. Then we
did a demonstration to illustrate how and why the ocean has tides and
waves. We ended our class by making jellyfish windsocks out of paper
bowls and streamers. I focused on jellyfish because the local zoo is
opening a special exhibit on them this summer and I always try to
make our programs relate to things that are popular with kids at the
moment because 1. it’s a money maker and 2. people like to see the
creationist perspective on what they are seeing other places.

Our next Super Science Saturday is “Amazing Astronomy” and if anyone
has any ideas they would like to share, I would love the input! I am
an education major (4th-9th grades) with concentrations in language
arts and social studies and while I am really good at coming up with
fun activities ,especially “hooks” and crafts, I lack a science
background.

We have done Super Science Saturdays on topics like “Under the
Sea”, “Dangerous Dragons”, “Messy Matter”, “Awesome
Amphibians”, “Going Buggy”, “World Wide Flood”, “The Food Web”, “Were
the Wolly Mammoths really woolly?”, “Diggin’ Dinos”, “Fantastic
Fossils”, “Things that go bump in the night”, “Nature’s Burried
Treasures”, “Volcanoes”, “Oh, Ohio”,”Bubbleology” and more that I
can’t remember the titles of at the moment.

We also do a day camp called “Truassic Park Adventure Camp” for
students ages 4-11. Camp runs 9:30-12:30 and everyday day has a
diffrent theme (Dinosaur Day, Nature Day, Fossil Day, and Adventure
Day) and every activity we do (lecture, craft, science project,
snack, and game)reinforces that days theme (yes, even snack!)

I also have some great things we do for birthdays, including
new “Stuff n’Fluff Dinos” but I realize this post is really long, so
just ask, lol!

I would love to share my any of the projects we have done with you! I
have a lot of craft ideas, lesson plans, fun snacks, a few power
points,science projects, and some puppet shows I’ve been working on.
So if anyone needs anything, please let me know. It is really hard to
find good stuff out there so we need to all stick together.

Thanks!”

P.S. We are doing Under the Sea again this summer along with Awesome Amphibians and Bubbleology.

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