Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 2, 2012

GES dresses up for science program

Tess Rowing
Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — On the heels of Halloween, Greensburg Community Elementary School’s fourth graders had another opportunity to dress in costume -- this time for science.

This Thursday the fourth grade class showed their parents the product of their hard work by staging a “wax museum” of scientists on which the kids had done reports.

From Einstein to Tesla, the fourth grade class dressed as their scientist of choice. Each student had a green button sticker for onlookers to press, queuing a spiel about the life and achievements of that particular noteworthy scientist.

Linda Mills, GES library media specialist, said the kids have been working on the project for around a month.

The fourth grade class made a timeline, poster, and wrote a report on their various scientist. The wax museum required the kids to memorize all of the information to recite to an audience, and also gave kids the opportunity to become familiar with public speaking.

“We tried to make the scientists ‘come alive,’” said Mills.

She said the teachers also tried to share odd facts, such as astronomer Tycho Brahe’s nose being cut off during a duel.

Greensburg Elementary has been holding the wax museum project for four years, though the reports on the scientists have been a project for longer.

Mills said the kids generally have a good time with the wax museum portion of the project, and that the older students had good memories.

Several nearby students who were there to see their younger siblings concurred that they remembered having fun with the wax museum.

“We appreciate all the parents’ support,” said Mills, “And we’re happy they could come tonight and see what their kids are up to.” Having their parents come see their hard work means a lot to the kids, said Mills, adding that parental involvement is always important.



Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004