We first became acquainted with Mrs. Daftari's fifth-grade class earlier this year when they rose to a challenge printed in PopSci by submitting their essays for how they'd change the world. Most recently, they sent us these video responses to our 5-Minutes Projects series. In the second, McKenna Mooney and Madison Wilson replicate Megan Miller's DIY non-Newtonian fluid (otherwise known as slime). And in the first, Kacie Moore and Olivia Johnson present a project of their own: the sound catcher.
My thanks again to Mark Jannot, Megan Miller, and the entire staff at PopSci for recognizing the importance of our children. You have provided them inspiration to be contributors to the world of science at a young age. I look forward to seeing more youth showcased in both Popular Science and Science Illustrated. To my class: I look forward to our future as your generation as our leaders. You all rock!
Jay Elementary School
PopSci Staff, thank you once again for this wonderful opportunity for the students. Every single student had a hand in creating these videos. The students worked together to make both of these videos as creative as they could be. They did an awesome job. Their confidence has developed more than I ever could have imagined. Super-tastic job, 5th grade! I am SO proud of you!
Mrs. Daftari's 5th Grade Full Intern
Jay Elementary School
Again Mrs. Daftari's class has shown us how brilliant children really are! Keep up the great teaching! Tell your class how proud we are of all of them!
Thank you Mr. Jannot and PopSci staff!! It is so awesome that you are taking an interest in our children. This could be the encouragement that they needed to see that they can do what may have seemed impossible.
Thank you Mrs. Daftari for making learning fun for my son and his classmates!!
Wow, how excited can one become watching students being thrilled over science! It is so heart warming. What I can't understand is where all the other projects from other schools are? Surely there are teachers who are working with their students on innovative ideas as I write. I just know there are. I am so proud of my profession and to see what students are doing with just a little encouragement from their teacher and inspiration from a great magazine. Since seeing these articles on these students, I am motivated to purchase a subscription for my grandchildren. Way to go Jay Students!
Mary Thornton-retired educator
Your class is amazing! It is really inspiring to see a bunch of 5th-graders excited about science. Hopefully, you'll keep it up your whole lives--and inspire some others along the way.
Here's a question for you: why didn't the laser light move when you barked into the cup? It only showed vibration when you made the "zerbit" sounds. Any explanation?
Way to go, guys and gals!
Keep feeding your brains!
Jen I love your videos they are so creative. But I would not expect anything less from my creative cousin. I am soo proud of you and your students for showing other kids how much fun science can be.