Science Day

Science Day 2024

Science Day Door Decorating!

Thank you to everyone who made Science Day such a successful, fun, and educational day!

Thank you as well to our presenters who put on such fun and informative sessions!

Imagine Children's Museum Imagine Children's Museum
 Nature Vision Nature Vision
 Woodland Park Zoo Woodland Park Zoo Blog
KidsQuest KidsQuest Logo - Hilltop Children's Center
Farmer Frog Farmer Frog - Sprouting Simple Change
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Pilchuk Audobon Pilchuck Audubon Society
Rock Solid Science Rock Solid Science
Seattle Aquarium Orca infographic | Seattle Aquarium
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Insect Safari  
K9 SAR (Search and Rescue) K9 Team
Snohomish PUD Snohomish County PUD
The Whale Museum
Little Medical School
Better You Nutrition  
Bats Northwest & WDFW BNW log
Code Ninjas As a bonus, all Mill Creek Elementary students can do 30 minutes of coding for FREE at Code Ninjas. Book your free session here and put "Mill Creek Elementary" in the notes field! Code Ninjas Logo
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Reptile Zoo
Town & Country Mill Creek for donating squid!  

 

Science Day

Each year, the Mill Creek PTA organizes and hosts an amazing Science Extravaganza for all students at Mill Creek Elementary. This is a FULL day filled with hands-on science presentations and labs, which allow the students to broaden their knowledge and experiences into areas they may have never thought of or heard about.

Science DayEach year, we host an average of 25-30 presenters.  Each grade level rotates through 4-5 different presentations and an assembly.  Presenters range from kindergarteners learning about seals, whales and otters from the Seattle Aquarium, to first graders learning about frogs and toads from the Frog Lady, to second graders connecting the dots via a planetarium experience, to third graders dissecting squid (also lead by brave parent volunteers), to fourth graders performing Krazy Kitchen Science and Wacky Water experiments, to our fifth graders learning how to micropipet: an important lab skill used to measure and transport liquids.

This day is a favorite among students, teachers and parents alike. Anyone who has participated in this day has always expressed amazement and excitement for what it offers their children in the course of a single day. We hope that with this exposure, children might find a new passion or interest in the field of science.  The excitement and joy on student’s faces, along with the amazing potluck lunch our community provides for presenters and volunteers, makes our Science Day an event our presenters and volunteers love to return to year after year.

How can I help?

This event is such a large undertaking, that it cannot be successful without the multitude of volunteers who come to assist each year. Whether it is helping in the pre-event administrative work, volunteering to be a presenter, or simply assisting in the classrooms for as little or much time as you can spare, we are grateful for any assistance.  Furthermore, if you have an idea or resource for additional presentations that we might be able to offer or incorporate into our future events, we would love to hear your ideas and suggestions. We are always seeking out fresh, new presentations to expand our repertoire of presenters.  It is never too early to get in touch with us regarding this event -- we start planning in the Fall.  Send us an email anytime to get involved, help with planning, offer suggestions, or volunteer at the event. All ideas are welcome!

Contact our Science Day Chair, gro.a1721714636tpecm1721714636@yade1721714636cneic1721714636s1721714636 to get involved.