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And the Science Fair experiments are…

Which foods does Norman the bearded dragon prefer?

How does fin design affect bottle rocket flight?

Which fruits can make gelatin?

See you soon for A Wrinkle in Time science!


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Science Fiction Science Fair

Last week we introduced some of the real science behind Madeleine L’engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.  This week, we’re going to plan a Book Club Science Fair experiment (or experiments) to delve into the concepts behind…

  • Astronomy:  The author was intrigued by Albert Einstein’s theories of space and time.  While we can’t go stargazing for weeks in Book Club, there are ways to model space phenomena in our STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Math) Lab.
  • Biology:  In the first chapters of the book, Calvin feels like he’s home upon entering Mrs. Murry’s lab.  There are many excellent projects studying living organisms.
  • Tesseracts :  The fourth dimension?! Or is it a fifth dimension?  Anyone else confused like me yet? 🙂

How can we turn these big ideas into a testable questions?  We can start by exploring ideas in a literature review.  Here are a few suggested sites to get you started:

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“A Wrinkle in Time” Plan

  • Friday, 1/19:  Introduction, Ch. 1
  • Friday, 1/26: Ch. 2-3
  • Friday, 2/2:  Ch. 4-5
  • Friday, 2/9:  Ch. 6-7
  • Friday, 2/16:  Ch 8-9
  • Friday, 3/3:  Ch 10-12 + Book Club Discussion Breakfast + Opening Weekend for Movie… Stay tuned for details!
  • Friday, 3/9:  Book vs. Movie Discussion & Choosing the next read

Fun Facts About A Wrinkle in Time

Ideas to watch for while reading A Wrinkle in Time

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