Yesterday was Grade 8 Day at my school.* On this day, students from our feeder schools (grade schools in the same geographic area as my high school) come to the high school for a day long orientation. The grade 8s are bussed to our school and then split into groups, which are led by grade 12 students. The grade 8s attend sessions put on by all the different departments (phys ed, science/math, tech, business, social studies, etc), have lunch and play games. It's a fabulous way for the kids to get accustomed to the high school, its students and staff.
Each year I am in charge of the science/math presentation. Being the chemistry goddess that I am, I always put on a little demo show, rather than droning on about some boring stuff that they won't listen to anyhow.
I am so excited as this was the first year that I was able to get some photos of the show. One of my colleagues graciously agreed to be my photographer for the day. She did an excellent job of capturing the most exciting moments during the nine demo sessions that I did. So, here's the pix:
The 'How Fireworks Get Their Colours' Demo
The 'Giant's Toothpaste' Demo
The 'Fire Writing' Demo - if you turn your head sideways, it reads 'Welcome'
The 'I Get to Light a Teacher on Fire' Demo
Cool, eh? Everyone had a great time and I got to unleash my inner pyromaniac - pretty excellent all 'round!
* In my neck of the woods, most students attend a grade school (elementary school) for grades K through 8 and then a high school for grades 9 through 12. So, the transition from grade 8 to grade 9 is a big one for the students.