Scientists Visit Parthum Elementary School in Lawrence for MCAS Prep
Scientists visited the Parthum Elementary School in Lawrence on Saturday and Wednesday this week to help students prepare for the MCAS science test. On Saturday, students rotated through a series of lessons including Celestial Mechanics, States of Matter, Circuits, Soils and Plants. When we returned on Wednesday, students learned about Populations, Sound, Fossils, Light & Owls! They ended with a student favorite lesson: Rover Restraint, where students are the NASA engineers designing landing equipment for their Mars rover. The models were tested using eggs as the rover and being dropped from a ladder in the auditorium. Great job to all, we packed a lot of science into our two visits! We enjoyed working with all the students and wish them good luck on the MCAS test!