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October 26, 2018

So today we did an experiment that consisted of a battery, alligator clips, graphite in a pencil, and saltwater to conduct electricity. They are connected to create an electrical circuit. By submerging the pencil tips in water, it closes the circuit so electricity star...

October 15, 2018

In Hands on Science this week, the children learned about different types of rays. The younger ones had the opportunity to make bracelets from beads, go outside to place them in the sun and see how the beads changed due to the UV rays. Not only was this a fun lesson, b...

October 6, 2018

Hands on science was all about writing secret letters and drawing secret pictures this week! The students at Berkeley Academy had a blast writing their notes and waiting for it to dry. During the drying process, the ink began to disappear. They learned about why this i...

September 11, 2018

On Friday, September 7, the students at Berkeley Academy took a Hands-on Science class on The Chemistry of Smell! They learned about organic molecules and how receptors in our noses perceive different smells. For one of the activities, the students were given the task...

March 14, 2018


Today, March 14, is International Pi Day! At exactly 1:59 PM, student began Pi day festivities, including:

 1) Memory Pi Challenge! Congratulations to our group winners who had the fantastic opportunity of pie-ing Mrs. Joni!

2) Pi Decorating Contest: Students...

February 3, 2018

Today, as part of a Hands-On Science unit for "Mixtures and Solutions," students at Olive Children's afterschool program took a trip to the Alameda County Water District's treatment plant in Fremont, California. While at the plant, students learned about the science be...

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