About Science Club

The Gifford Science Club (of Racine, Wisconsin) is a group of young scientists that engage in thought provoking demonstrations/experiments and break out into groups for hands-on activities. The main goal is to have fun learning about science.

Because of the size of the club – about fifty boys and girls from forth and fifth grade, the club is split into two separate groups. The first group meets the first Wednesday of each month, and the second group meets the second Wednesday of each month – October through May.

The club starts in the cafeteria as soon as school ends. The children have a provided snack (1 each) and drink(1 each), and then go to the science lab around 4:15.  The club finishes at 5:45 and are brought outside to their parents at the student pickup area.

The cost is $20.00 for the year, which includes snacks, drinks, and most months, take-home-items, and almost all supplies/materials for experiments/projects. Occasionally, the children are asked to bring in simple materials from home such as cardboard boxes, empty soda bottles, paper towel tubes, etc. The Gifford Science Club is an non-profit organization, and all of the money collected is spent on the children in the club.

The Science Club is run by myself, Brett Halladay and my 9th grade daughter Clare. I chair the Science Club, and Clare is the co-chair. Clare went to Gifford, kindergarten through fifth grade. She was in Science Club during 5th grade, and was in the Science Fair 2nd – 5th grade. I was a Science Club helper when Clare was in 5th grade. I ran the 4th grade club last year with Clare’s help. I have a degree in Electronics Engineering, and work pro-bono for the Science Club.

The Gifford Science Club thanks Les Hunt – Gifford’s principal, Ben Holzem – Gifford’s vice-principal and the Gifford PTA for their wonderful support and help.  Thanks also goes to the parents that help out each month at the club, the secretaries in the front office and special thanks to my daughter Clare.   🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂 🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

1 Response to About Science Club

  1. Tanya says:

    All of the children and parents that participate in Science Club want to thank you Mr. Brett and Clare. We Love everything that you teach us! Tanya, Kira and Anna

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