Spooky STEAM Night

General Info

Kenter Canyon Elementary is hosting a special event this year, Spooky STEAM Night.   This PSG-sponsored event is a fun evening attended by students in all grades and their parents.

There are two sessions; each student will register for one workshop each session. Each workshop will include a hands-on activity featuring science, engineering, computing, or art.

The event will be held at Kenter Canyon Elementary School on October 29th from 5pm to 7pm.

Session 1: 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Intersession: 6:00 – 6:15 p.m.

Session 2: 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Concessions: 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.

STEAM Night Registration will open from Oct 20th @ 9am PST and close on Oct 27th @ 8pm PST.

PLEASE NOTE: We have limited materials and space in each class. Students must be registered for each workshop in order to attend that workshop. When all spots are filled, registrations will close for that class.

 

Workshops

  • Pumpkin Guts Slime by Sherryl Clark and Ms. Claudia: 
    • Boil, bubble, toil, and trouble! Follow the steps of this wondrous spell to create your own cauldron of sticky, icky, incredible slime.
  • Ghostly Hidden Messages- Invisible Ink by Ms. Walsh: 
    • Secrets lurk behind ghost white paper, waiting to spook you to the bone! Create your own secret messages using unexpected materials and watch them be revealed. The ultimate trick-and-treat!
  • What’s in the Box?!- Sensory Bowls by Jordana Jaffe and Ms. Michelle: 
    • Your little Frankensteins will use their senses to observe the spookiest side of science!  Students will close their eyes and use their senses of touch and smell to study eyeballs and cobwebs and other Halloween-themed treats…  and then figure out what is really inside each box.
  • Hair Raising Experiments with Meek n’ Mek – Static Electricity with Ms. Meek and Ms. Mekhitarian: 
    • Your hair will stand on their ends with these experiments! Discover the results of an imbalance of ions with static electricity. Come make dancing ghosts and race witches brooms with Ms. Meek and Ms. Mek!!
  • Mysterious Mixtures- Glow in the Dark Rain with Ms. Haas and Ms. Kerwin:
    • Calling all ghouls and ghosts!  Are you interested in exploring things that glow in the dark? Join this spooky session to experiment with mixtures that don’t mix, and rain in a jar, all while under the haunting glow of a black light!
  • Candy Tower of Terror- Candy Towers Engineering with Ms. Lane and Ms. Shaloo: 
    • Trick-or-treat, it’s so sweet, to build a tower you can eat! Use your design and engineering skulls to build the most terrifyingly tall towers of candy with Ms. ShaBOO and Ms. Pain.
  • X-Ray Factory- Skeleton Art by Silvia Priollo and Ms. Jojo: 
    • Why do skeletons have so many bones? You will use your scientific power of observation and artistic skills to create a bone chilling x-ray like picture of your hand’s bones.
  • Trick or Treat? – Taste Bud Manipulation by Mr. Risman & Ms. Mackenzie: 
    • Are you going mad??  Is the world turned upside down?  In this session we will experiment with food and determine how our taste buds can be tricked into thinking food that isn’t normally appetizing is really a treat.
  • Pumpkin Launchers- Catapult Building with Ms. Ross and Ms. Popielarski: 
    • Why eat your Halloween candy when you can catapult it?! Get ready to design, build, and test a launching device that will loft a piece of candy through the air and hit the target! Jack-o-lantern experts Ms. Ross and Ms. Popielarski will propel you all the way!
  • 3d Blood Lab- Slime by Amy Merrill Brugger & Mary Sehl: 
    • Calling all vampires! Come on a journey through the circulatory system and explore why blood is the superfluid that keeps our bodies going. We will discover what blood is made of and make our own 3D blood slime.
  • Eye of Newt- Anatomy of an Eyeball by Savannah Baril: 
    • Sharpen your spellbinding powers with this live dissection of a cow’s eyeball! Future conjurers will be given an expert anatomy lesson and learn about the wonders of sight.
  • Halloween Chemistry- Chemical Reactions by Wenise Wong: 
    • Learning chemistry doesn’t have to be scary!  In these chemical reactions, colors magically appear and things blow up, but no explosions will occur! Students will work together to set up a color-changing chemical reaction, followed by an acid-base reaction to inflate a balloon.
  • Bubbling Witches Brew by Ms. Fuller and Ms. Carter: 
    • Come all who dare to test a potion. Bubbling and brewing will be set in motion. Those who are brave will enjoy the commotion!

FAQ

  • Can students be dropped off?
    • No. Because this event is on campus in the evening, students are required to be accompanied by an adult. Students must attend with a parent or another adult designated by their parent.
  • Can parents attend the workshops?
    • Parents whose child is enrolled and in Kindergarten and 1st will be able to attend the workshop. Unfortunately parents for 2nd grade and above will not be allowed to attend the workshops.
  • What can parents do while their child is in a workshop?
    • Excellent question! Parents can hangout around the cafeteria area, get food and drinks from concessions or just talk with other parents around that area.
  • Can siblings attend the workshops?
    • Only Kenter students may attend the workshops they have pre-registered for. The materials for each workshop have been allocated for the 25 students that have previously registered for each session.
    • Non-Kenter students may not attend unless they are providing community service from middle school or high school.
  • Can my student sign up for only one session instead of two?
    • Yes. Only select one workshop during registration process (either the first or the second).
  • The workshop I want to register for is filled. Is there a waiting list?
    • There are 25 spots per workshop, per session. We do not have accommodations for adding spots or for additional students. On the night of the event, teachers will take attendance at their workshop. If spots are available, students may be added on a first come, first serve basis.
  • I haven’t signed up, can I still sign up?
    • You have until 8pm on October 27th to sign up. If a spot for a class is open, that your child meets the grade level requirements to, you can sign up for the class.
  • Can I switch my workshop(s)?
    • If space is available in the workshop on the night of the event, then we will be able to switch you. If the class, you want to switch to is full then we won’t be able to switch you.
  • Where are the workshops located?
    • Room locations will be posted at the front office area and on your ticket for your reference. If you know the location of your workshop, you may walk directly to it.
    • Session 1 begins at 5:15 p.m.; Session 2 begins at 6:15 p.m.
  • What happens in between Session 1 and Session 2?
    • Intersession for water and bathroom break as well as concessions/dinner will be sold at this time.

If you have any other questions email science@kentercanyon.org

 
 
 

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