Science Explorers

     Thanks to a generous grant from Ametek Foundation to The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation, students at Whitman Elementary will be treated to hands-on science presented by Science Explorers, Inc.  Kindergartners through third grade will participate in 50-minute programs of science, discoveries, hypotheses and experiments.  

These fun, innovative, hands-on programs excite students, bring the world of science alive and get them thinking about careers in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math).  Boosting interest and knowledge in the area of science is critical in today’s world, and there is no more fun way to do it than to directly engage students in hands-on activities.


This weeks Science Explorers tested different materials to determine which were magnetic and which were non-magnetic. We experimented with a magnetic field and made a beautiful piece of art using magnets!

Essential Questions you can ask your Science Explorers:

1. What are the poles on a magnet?

What is a magnetic field?


In the final Science Explorer experiment of the year students were given the opportunity to dissect sharks. The students learned some great facts about the sharks. They were amazed that the sharks fins had cartilage just like we had in our ears! The cartilage is what helps the fins move back and forth. They enjoyed the opportunity to dissect the sharks themselves and get some hands on experience!

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