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Hello Chargers!

We are in the second week of Family Science and Literacy Fun! Have you made any new discoveries in your science readings and experiments? 

Reminder to K-5 kids and families: The Science Activity Page is due on April 28th. After at least 5 activities are completed, the page can be returned to your child's teacher and they will receive a prize at the end of the month!!


~ Check out the video to see an exciting chemistry experiment!

Science News from the past week:

~~ The SFT Green Team hosted the annual E-Waste Drive this past Saturday! There was a large amount of old electronics brought in. Thanks for recycling and keeping the environment clean!

~~ The students in Engineering and Design problem-solved as they built trebuchets, tested them and competed to see which team could launch a ball the farthest. One team achieved a distance of 47 feet!



True or False: Sound travels faster in the air than in water.

What is the hottest planet in our solar system?

Animals that eat both plants and meat are called what?


~ Check out the video to see an exciting chemistry experiment!


Keep an out on the district website and social media pages for a read-aloud about a famous scientist next week! 


*** Please take a moment to fill out the survey for the district Link Grant so the staff at USD 434 can better know how to meet the literacy needs of each student! Link Survey

Any questions? Contact Kali Hinman (khinman@usd434.us)


Have fun exploring science and reading!

- SFT Science Department


Hello USD 434 students and families! 

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Are you curious about the world around you? Do you enjoy reading and exploring ideas in science? Family Science and Literacy Fun is starting today!


This year the high school science department and the district Link Grant are partnering to engage students in reading and science exploration at home during the WHOLE month of April!! The Link Grant, which promotes literacy, provided a large number of science story books that have been given to teachers to use in their classrooms and some to be given to students to keep as a prize!


How can you participate in the Family Science and Literacy Fun?

  1. Students K-5 will receive an Activity Page from their teacher to take home. If students complete 5 different activities, they will receive a prize from the High School Science Department! The activities include small science experiments using household items, nature walks, reading stories about famous scientists, creating a weather forecast and much more! Activity pages should be turned in to your child’s teacher by April 28th. (All participants will receive a small prize and have their name entered into a drawing to win one of the larger prizes in the picture above!)
  2. Each week, check out the district social media pages and your email for a fun science video made by high school students who would like to share what they enjoy about science!
  3. Fill out the quick Link grant survey about literacy! https://surveys.greenbush.org/s3/Spring-LiNK-Family-Engagement 


Any Questions? Contact Kali Hinman khinman@usd434.us


We are excited to participate in Science and Literacy this month with you!


New Loom Recording 🎥 - Watch Video



Have fun with your exploration!

-SFT High School Science Department