Science and Engineering 2021-2022

Flask and microscope
  • Students at St. Anthony Park receive a well-rounded, hands-on, inquiry based science and engineering experience.  Students in grades K-5 attend Science and Engineering twice a week.  This year  (Mr. Schrankler) will be working with Mr. Crosby's Kindergarden class and ALL students in Gr. 3-5.  Students in the other K-2 classes will attend Science and Engineering with Ms. Walsh.  Experiences in the lab address the state standards and give students numerous opportunities to work above the standard through teacher and student directed investigations.  

    Link to Gr. K-5  2021-2022 Units:  LINK
    Family Science Nights:  Families of children in each grade will have the opportunity to  participate in Family Science Nights.  These events will be held virtually this year for each grade level. Families will sign up to receive supplies for a project to be done at home either synchronously over a Live Google Meet or asynchronously using a video posted to this website.

    Dates for Family Science Nights:

    Monday, Oct. 25th 6-6:45- Grade 1 

    Monday, Nov. 1st 6-6:45- Grade 2

    Monday, Nov. 8th- 6-6:45- Grade 3

    Monday, Nov. 29th- 6-6:45- Grade 4

    Monday, Dec. 6th- 6-6:45- Grade 5

    Monday, Dec. 13th- 6-6:45- Kindergarten


    Science Fair:  Students in grades 3-5 participate in the annual St. Anthony Park Science Fair.  Investigations are designed by students as they carry out a scientific investigation on a particular area of interest.  Students benefit from the individual feedback given by evaluators and experiencing a self directed investigation from start to finish.
    Monday, March 14th


    Environmental Experiences:  Students are able to apply science in the field as they participate in a number of outdoor science learning experiences.  These trips range from 1- day trips to week-long overnight experiences. 

    Gr. 3-5 Visit Valley Branch Environmental Learning Center in Afton for one-day experiences. 
    Gr. 5 Participates in a week-long environmental overnight experience at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center located in Northern Minnesota. (currently pending)

    Community Connections:  The location of St. Anthony Park enables students to have unique experiences through ties to the University of Minnesota.  Students take annual trips to the Physics Circus, Chemistry programs and the Raptor Center.
    Please feel free to stop by the science lab to check out what the young scientists are currently investigating.

    Regards,

    Mr. Schrankler 

    Science and Engineering Teacher (Gr. K-Mr. Crosby's class and Gr. 3-5 Science and Engineering) james.schrankler@spps.org  

    and

    Ms. Walsh

     Science and Engineering Teacher (Gr. K-2 Science and Engineering) katlin.walsh@spps.org

     

SAP Science Fair

  • Gr. 3-5

     

    The Science Fair Format and Date will be Updated later this Fall.