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Posted 12/18/2014 02:01PM
For students in grades 6 and 7

Marine Science Workshops - January 9 & 23

For Students in Grades Six and Seven


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We are very pleased and excited to invite you to participate in a marine science program that
will begin here at Green Vale on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 from 12:30 till 2:30. A second session is
planned in the same time slot for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Our presenter, Brett Curlew, is an
experienced scientist, diver, explorer and educator who, through his affiliation with
Brookhaven National Labs, presented a superb four-day ROV program last spring for our
sixth graders.

Participants will be asked to bring a packaged lunch and to arrange for transportation home. A
fee of $50 will be required for students who attend either or both of those sessions. The first
session will include a lab activity in Oceanology in which students will determine physical
characteristics of different types of water such as density and salinity.

Another notice will be sent to describe an exciting marine science program we will offer
beginning in February and running until the Spring Break. Brett plans to do some field work
with participants when the weather gets warmer.

Green Vale is planning other programs and events that will serve as the core of a cutting-edge
Marine Science program. The Friday programs are just the beginning! So get involved, learn
and enjoy as we kick things off.


George Pasquale
Chair, Science Department




Posted 06/06/2014 01:41PM
Goldfish are back home, swimming free!

Science Lab Pond Re-Opened at Green

Old Brookville, NY - May 14, 2014

The science lab for Green Vale students in nursery through third grade features an outdoor pond that, after many years, needed to be rebuilt.  Once that was done it was time to bring home a large school of goldfish and set them free. On the morning of May 14, students in first and second grades helped with the release!

"Students use the outdoor pond to observe and document what they find (including microorganisms) and to measure and track water temperatures, ph levels and the number of vertebrates and invertebrates -- among other things," noted science teacher Rick Geismar.

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Posted 05/27/2014 12:38PM

Long Island Children's Museum Brings a Morning of Discovery to Green Vale

One of many introductions to science for nursery students at The Green Vale School in Old Brookville involved exploring colors, shapes, patterns and the beautiful results of bubble-making with a variety of household utensils and tools. The children also used their bubbles to make paper prints which created honeycomb patterns that they discovered were very similar to the patterns found in beehives.

Thank you, Long Island Children's Museum, for bringing your "Bubble Program" to us.

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Posted 05/27/2014 10:45AM

Celebration of Science by Students in Grades 5-8

The Second Annual Science Night at Green Vale, held on May 6, drew a great number of family members and friends to an impressive showcase of work done by students in grades five through eight. 

This celebration of science included a display of bridges that were designed and built by fifth grade students. The student-designed and constructed ROV's, which sixth grade students learned about under the instruction of a Brookhaven National Labs scientist, were tested in a pool outdoors. Seventh grade students displayed their environmental science projects and presented educational information about environmental issues. Our award-winning Rocket Team members and Rocket Reserves exhibited their creations and eighth grade students were on hand with a variety of math and science projects.

The Green Vale School Science Department would like to thank everyone for their support.

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Posted 05/09/2014 01:20PM
Youngest team at Nationals!

Green Vale Students Attend "Rockets on the Hill" Reception in D.C.

Washington, DC - May 9, 2014

Members of one Green Vale School Rocket Club team qualified for Nationals at the Team America Rocketry Challenge to be held on Saturday, May 10, just outside of Washington, DC.  They are seventh grade students George, Hayes, James, Marshall and Sasha. 

To kick-off the exciting weekend they attended the "Rockets on the Hill" reception that Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), in  conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, hosted in the Hart Senate Office Building on Friday, May 9. Guest speakers were Rep. Mike Honda, California, 17th District,  Dr. John S. Langford, Chairman and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, and Leland Melvin, Former Astronaut, NFL Player and Associate Administrator for Education at NASA. 

Congratulations to Team Green Vale for being just one of 100 teams nationwide to earn a spot at Nationals! This year's challenge was the toughest in years -- scores that qualified for Nationals were as high as 54.12.  Green Vale's qualifying score was 15!  Zero is a perfect score and St. Anthony's High School in Huntington is the only other qualifying team from Long Island. 


 George, Hayes, Leland Melvin, Sasha and James with club mentor Peter Zaloom in back.





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