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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Science Fair Submissions Due Next Week

Hello everyone,

The annual science fair is coming quickly!  

All elementary school students must turn in their final projects by the end of school next Wednesday, February 10th.

Please remember that there is early release on Wednesday!
Make sure your board is at YCES no later than 1:30 p.m. on 02/10/2016.

Judging will be held February 11th at our middle school in Yamhill (YCIS). 
Boards not received at YCES by the end of school Wednesday, February 10th, will not be judged.
Public viewing at the middle school will take place the afternoon of February 11th. 
We will have Family Science Night at YCES on Tuesday evening, February 16th, starting at 6:00 p.m.  Please come see what wonderful experiments our students prepared!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Science Fun

Today Mrs. Jacobs, our middle school Science teacher, is here at YCES to show our students a number of science experiments.

What fun!!!

We're learning about inertia ...

We're learning about hot and cold molecules ...

We're learning about CO2 (carbon dioxide) ...

We're learning about acids and bases ...

Please ask your children what they learned today about science!

The 2016 Annual YC Mad Science Fair is Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Keep an eye out for take-home information about this event coming soon.

We hope everyone participates in this fun experience!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Forensic Science at YCES!

A crime has been committed in the library …
do you know who did it???


This week in place of library time, students get to experience the exciting world of Forensic Science!  Students have been given the opportunity to collect evidence and try to determine the culprit.  Someone destroyed library books … and left a mess - not to mention a lot of damage!


We are experimenting with finger print collection, footprint collection, chromatography, interrogation and fiber analysis.

Ask your children if they can tell you how they figured out who committed this horrible crime!  They have been asking some terrific questions!!!

This is all part of science month at YCES in preparation for the:
2015 Mad Science Fair

We’re excited to see what experiments you come up with!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Portland Mad Science Assembly

YCES kicked off a month of science this past Monday morning.  We enjoyed a visit from Mischief - a Mad Scientist from Mad Science Portland.

The assembly was all about fire, ice, and air ... the kids had a great time!

The YCSD Science Fair will be on Thursday, February 12th this year.

Be looking in your take home folders for information about the science fair and experiments you can try at home.

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Please leave a comment here or send e-mail to ycptoinfo@gmail.com if you have any questions at all!

Science is FUN! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

TED-Ed Periodic Videos

How neat is this!!!  Check out this Interactive Periodic Table shared by TED-Ed:

TED-Ed Periodic Videos

Click on the picture above to navigate to this site:


Click on any element in the table to watch an interesting lesson!

Science is so much fun!!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The 2015 Science Fair is Coming!!!

Welcome back to a new school year and another great opportunity to get involved in SCIENCE!

We had a wonderful turnout for the 2014 Mad Science Fair.
Thank you to all of the students that participated, as well as parents, guardians and teachers who helped along the way.

We hope this years event is even better than before!

Please stay tuned for future updates for the 2015 Mad Science Fair.  We'll post news here on this blog as we find out dates and details.  If you have any questions, please post a comment out here and the Science Fair Committee will do our best to answer them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What a Great Turnout!!

What a great turnout we had this evening!  

Thank you to everyone - parents and family and friends - that stopped by to view our student projects!

The reviews have been wonderful - this years Science Fair was a success!!  What a great thing to be able to share the accomplishments of our YCES student body with the community.

We're already getting excited for next year!

Over the next few days we will make sure that project boards are returned to students in their classrooms so they can be taken home.

Please note that we will keep this website open - feel free to look around for great ideas to start planning your next scientific experiments.  There are some great website links on the side column to keep you thinking about science all throughout the year!

Our students proved that learning really IS fun!  Way to go YC!!!!