Every year the Chemistry II class puts on a show for the local fourth graders where they demonstrate different science experiments while adding a Halloween twist. The class spends multiple weeks researching experiments, writing scripts, and practicing their demonstrations.
Originally scheduled for October 30, the Chemistry II class had to postpone their annual Halloween show until November 5th due to the victories of the New Haven volleyball team.
Both Mrs.Parmentier’s and Mrs.Ryle’s classes from New Haven Elementary School, as well Mrs.Steiger’s class from Franklin County R-II, attended.
The high school students dress up in various costumes depending on the skit they have prepared for each procedure. This year’s costumes included skeletons, vampires, witches, bell hops, and the scariest of them all--yetis.
Mrs. Oelrichs exclaimed, “I think the fourth graders had a great time! It's always so much fun to watch and hear their reactions to the different demonstrations that we do. My hope is that watching the show makes them excited to learn more about science!”
One elementary student noted that while it was fun to see, she was disappointed when she had to leave. She even offered to help the vampires clean up the pumpkin mess so she could stay a little longer.
The Chemistry II Halloween production is a tradition that has been a part of New Haven High School for a long time. We are sure to see upcoming classes continue this legacy.
As stated by Mrs. Oelrichs, “We do the Halloween Show every year, but I always look forward to seeing the unique ideas that each Chemistry II class has. No two years are ever the same, even if we repeat the same demonstrations and experiments.”
Good job Chemistry II class for "scaring" some excitement about science into those fourth-graders!