Monthly Archives: May 2011
We have created a project on Donors Choose to try and obtain the rest of the equipment we will need for this experiment. Check it out here, and please donate if you can!
We at the Skinner West Science Department have always been loyal PetSmart customers, shopping at our local store (Canal and Roosevelt, for Chicagoans!) every week for live crickets to feed our firebelly toads and for bedding and food for our … Continue reading
We need your help! Our student team is in search of a science mentor who can offer them advice and guidance as they navigate their way to space. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is really, really knowledgeable about … Continue reading
Check out this article about our project in the Chicago Tribune!
Yesterday we held a big assembly to announce the experiment selected to go to space! It was so exciting – the gym was filled with all of our 4th – 8th graders, cheering for all the teams who participated. We … Continue reading
Meet Nadia a Skinner West 4th grader and SSEP finalist, as she discusses her proposal, “Does Metal Rust in Space?” Meet the Finalists, Part 3: Nadia
Meet Eren and Eric, two Skinner West 5th graders who are SSEP finalists, as they discuss their proposal, “Will Microgravity Effect the Fertilization of Goldfish Eggs?” Meet the Finalists, Part 2: Eren and Eric
Meet Amy and Kristel, two Skinner West 7th graders who are SSEP finalists, as they discuss their proposal, “The Effect of Microgravity on Plant Life.” Meet the Finalists, Part 1: Amy and Kristel
After several hours of judging and debate, our team of experts have chosen our three finalists to be sent for the next round of judging. Congratulations to Nadia C. from 4th Grade, Eric C. and Eren F. from 5th Grade, … Continue reading
We were so honored to have a team of science experts from some of Chicago’s finest institutions come today to evaluate our proposals. Thank you to all who participated!