JHW Family Night full of fun science

Dec 6th, 2012

LAKE WALES – Families packed the Janie Howard Wilson “science center” last week (Nov. 27) for a fun Science & Technology Night.

Students and parents engaged in hands-on engineering programs designed by the Orlando Science Center. Activity stations included:

  • Bernoulli’s Jets: defying gravity using the Bernoulli principle
  • Sail Cars: creating a vehicle to travel using wind energy
  • · Think for a Robot: programming robots
  • Skyscraper 101: constructing buildings
  • · Roller Coaster Engineering
  • Arches: testing the strength of different types of arches

PHOTO #1: Fourth grader Taylee Britt and her father work on their arch. Taylee was the lucky winner of four tickets to the Orlando Science Center.

PHOTO #2: Second grader La’Tray Boldin works on his roller coaster.

PHOTO #3: Fifth grader Dawson Talmadge and his father build a skyscraper.

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“Our school incorporates the best technology, like iPads, into the instructional program to make it the highest possible standard.” – Joshua Collier, 10th grade, April 2012

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