Welcome to the Colina DISCOVERoom online!
The DISCOVERoom or DR is a STEM based learning program that takes place during lunch recess. It is run by volunteers with support of donations and tax credit donation funds. The DR provides an opportunity for students to freely explore a variety of science and engineering concepts. This year DR will be open on Wednesday and Thursday!
The DISCOVERoom can only be open if there are parent and community volunteers available during lunch recess. There has to be a minimum of 2 volunteers for the room to be open and 4 if optimal. Below you will find a link to sign-up to volunteer and see who is volunteering on what days and where there is a need, as well as orientation materials about the time spent in DR and procedure.
Volunteer 2nd semester (spring 2019) via SignUpGenius:
Week 1&2: Closed for winter break and first week back
Week 3: Coding with Ozobots
Week 4: Static Electricity Dancing Snakes
Week 5: Dry Ice SIF experiments
Week 1: Marshmallow Engineering and Earthquakes
Week 2: Heart activity
Week 3: Microwave Soap Density Experiment and Microwave Marshmallow Madness Demonstration
Week 4: Milk and Food Color Experiment
Week 1: Pi Day Activities and Start Prehistoric Fish Display
Week 2: Closed Spring Break
Week 3: Seed Germination Activity
Week 4: Guest Speaker - ACE Bio Design (Build a cell with slime!)
Week 1: Ramps, egg rolls, and Paper Airplane Creation
Week 2: Ramps, egg rolls, and Paper Airplane Creation
Week 3: Guest Speaker - GAINS Brains (*there will be real small animal brain preserved specimens)
Week 4: Closed AZ Merit and clean-up and Summer Break
Week 1: Closed for Science Days
Week 2: Closed for clean-up and Summer Break
Week 3: Closed for clean-up and Summer Break
Week 4&5: Closed - Schools Out - Happy Summer Break!
*Our spring schedule is a tentative schedule as we are working to set-up guest speakers! We may need to move activities around based on guest speaker availability. There are a few weeks left open so that we can add guest speakers or recommended activities. The schedule will be updated as it changes, so check back from time to time.
*If you would like to be a guest presenter – please email DISCOVERoomKyrene@gmail.com and put Re: Colina Guest Presenter in the subject line. Let us know what you would like to present and when you can come in so we can add you to the schedule!