In May, lower school science teacher Enni Chen’s kindergarten and grade 2 students submitted photos and videos of experiments they conducted at home. For a lesson in capillary action – the mechanism by which liquid flows through narrow spaces – students including kindergartner Nora Yan placed paper towels into cups of colored water, resulting in highly colorful creations.
While learning about electricity, second graders learned how to build their own circuits, and student Corinne Chou used her circuit to make a very clever alarm that makes a noise when tripped by an opening door. In another lesson, second graders learned how placing varying amounts of water in glasses causes them to vibrate at different frequencies. Students Sophie Cai, Megan Lin and Sophie Croswhite created videos of themselves playing tunes using arrangements of glasses filled with different amounts of water.