The Wizard Of Oz




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Wrapping up our year

Thursday, April 21~ Crazy Hair Day!

Saturday, April 23~Ignite’s The Wizard of Oz! 7:00 pm at UCO’s Pegasus Theater

Thursday, April 28~ Last day. Talent show and Pizza lunch!

Friday, April 29~ Luminosity! 6:30 pm Edmond Christian Church (we’ll be in the other building)

May family swimming party~tba


Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest!

It’s our last field trip of the year!

March 25, 10:00am

Enid OK

$5 per person, two and under are free

The museum does not sell lunch, so bring your lunch or plan to pick something up. If it’s nice weather, we will picnic outside.

For more info and directions go to http://www.leonardos.org/

Mad Science Fair


Wow!  The Ignite Mad Science Fair was so impressive!  Thanks to everyone for your hard work. What a great night! I know I learned a lot and I hope everyone else did too.

Mad Science Fair

November 19
6:30pm-8:00pm
(set-up will begin at 6:00, viewing at 6:30)
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-Everyone will need to provide a project board  for their project (watch for sales or coupons at Hobby Lobby).  Make sure it is visually appealing and has a catchy title!
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-Please remember to bring a tarp to put under your table if your project might be messy.  And so sorry to my favorite teen boys, but no fire. We can’t afford to replace church buildings ;).
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Below is the Scientific method which you can outline on your board.  Science fair projects are going to be different for different age groups, so just make it appropriate for your level.  Preschoolers probably aren’t able to completely understand scientific method, but they can set out books on their topic, information they’ve collected, pictures, etc.  Older kids can get more involved in the method.

Scientific Method provides a framework in which scientists can analyze situations, explain things and answer questions.
Steps of Scientific Method
  1. Observation: allows the scientist to collect data
  2. Once enough data has been collected, a hypothesis can be formed
Hypothesis: an educated guess that attempts to explain a question
  1. Once the hypothesis is formed, the scientist then collects much more data in an effort to test the hypothesis. If the data are found to be inconsistent with the hypothesis, the hypothesis might be discarded or modified until it is consistent with all the data that has been collected.
  1. If a large amount of data is collected and the hypothesis is consistent with all the data, the hypothesis becomes a theory.
Theory: a hypothesis that has been tested and is consistent with
generations of data
  1. If several generations of collected data are all consistent with the theory, it eventually attains the status of scientific law
Science cannot prove anything. It is important to remember that the conclusions of science are always tentative. You can apply scientific method to show that there is evidence for your hypothesis. If your data confirms your hypothesis, it means that your hypothesis isscientifically reasonable.
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How Scientific Method Can Be Used in Your Mad Science Fair Project
  1. Make Observations
Take what is around you and start writing down observations. Write  down everything-colors, timing, sounds, temperatures, light levels.  Write down observations until a testable idea comes up.
  1. Formulate a Hypothesis
Pose a statement that can be used to predict the outcome of future  observations.
  1. Design an Experiment
  1. Test the Hypothesis/Perform Your Experiment
It is important to keep all data. Make notes when something  exceptional occurs. Write down observations related to your  experiment that aren’t directly related to the hypothesis.
  1. Accept or Reject Your Hypothesis
Conclusions are formed based on the analysis of the data. Does the  data fit the hypothesis?
Hypothesis Accepted: This does not guarantee that it is the correct  hypothesis. This means that the result of your experiment support the  hypothesis.
Hypothesis Rejected: Go back to Step 2. More observations and data  collection are needed.
Stumped on ideas?  Here is a website that will help get you going! http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
And here are a few examples of projects you could take off with.
Life Science
-How Do Germs Spread?
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-Observe/Detail Your Favorite Animal
-How Does the Shell of an Egg Protect a Baby Chick?
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-What Colors Are Really Present In Leaves?
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-Why Do Leaves Change Colors in the Fall?
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-What Do Animals Do in the Winter? (Hibernation)
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Chemistry
-How Bubbles Work
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-Chemical Reactions:
Homemade Ice Cream
Vinegar, Baking Soda, Balloon
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-Polymers & Slime
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-Water & Ice
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-Does Wet Sand or Dry Sand Make The Best Sand Castels?
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-What Happens When Salt Water From The Ocean Evaporates?
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Earth Science
-Weather
-Solar System
-How Does a Thermometer Work?
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Physical Science
-Static Electricity
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Remember, the goal is to learn something new and to have fun!
Can’t wait to see your great projects!

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

What a great family night!

Family Night at Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch!

Friday, October 15

6:00 pm

Join our Ignite families for campfires, hot dogs, s’mores, hay rides, pumpkins, mazes, and more!

It’s going to be a great time!  Kids 2 and under are free.  Everyone else is $8. Directions can be found here.

And here are some pictures from our night there last year!

The Clydesdales!

Our field trip to the Clydesdale Ranch was really great.  I hope everyone enjoyed it! Here are a few shots from the day.Learning all about the Clydesdales

Their feet are the size of dinner plates!

By far the best view in the house!

The Clydesdale trailer

A zebra named Spot

Jules and Spot laughing at each other

A brand new baby calf

It was a great experience!