Science Honor Society Makes Videos for Barry Primary Students
Distance learning has provided a unique opportunity for students in the Science Honor Society. Advisor Charles Canestaro said, “the students in Science Honor Society approached me looking for ideas to help out other teachers with teaching science. After some brainstorming we decided to try and help elementary school teach science. One group of kids are helping coordinate the kindergarten unit on weather. They will be making videos and such that will be posted on the portal for K students to watch. Another group is working with Tom Dovi and Julie Lundeen to make phun videos that involve simple experiments and demos for 1st and 2nd graders. I’m super excited and super proud of the group, they genuinely love science and really want to encourage others to appreciate the wonder the experimentation can bring.”
Corena Morse, Kindergarten teacher at Barry Primary School was eager to collaborate with the high school students. Corena said, “Charles Canestaro reached out to the grade level leaders at Barry to see if his science honor society students might be able to help with the distance learning science. After talking with my grade level we decided it would be great if they could provide some videos to support our Weather Unit. This is a very “hands-on” curriculum and will be tricky to teach with our current situation. We have 4 students who will be providing us with 2-3 videos to support our weather curriculum. The classroom teachers will use the Listening and Learning Domain from CKLA to introduce Weather and Seasons and the videos from the Science Honor Society students will be created from the Exploring My Weather unit from Carolina Science. The Kindergarten teachers are excited to have the high school students support this unit and feel it will be wonderful for our students to see how the high school students can help us and work with us.”
Bridget Riley, student member of the Science Honor Society, wanted to help the younger students. She said, “we are making videos about weather to help the Kindergarten teachers and provide fun ways for students to learn at home. We wanted to help our community by providing easy and fun ways to learn at home. Science Honor Society came up with the idea to work with the elementary school teachers and we have worked with those teachers on the topics they are currently preparing. We decided that videos on the weather would work best alongside the readings the teachers have arranged. We hope this encourages the students to continue with their science education, while still having fun.”
Here’s the links to the videos students have already made:
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