Greetings P.S. 130 Scientists! Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year! Please be aware that all 4th grade students will take the N.Y.S. ESPET Science Exam! This 2-part exam is given during the last week of May until the first week of June. There will be a practice session in May for all 4th grade students. More details will follow in April! October is a great month to study FALL and all of its colorful changes! How do you know it is fall? Where do the insects go? What happens to the temperature? Why do leaves change color and fall off? Family Adventure Time: 1. Where do the ants and worms go in the Fall? A long refreshing walk through Prospect Park is a great chance to observe leaf litter creatures! Use a long stick and uncover small living things under the fallen leaves. Never take living things out of the park! 2. What are the parts of a tree, besides the leaves? A quick trip to the library and you will find tons of books on tree anatomy. Look at the leaves in our neighborhood. How many can you identify? 3. Use paper and crayons to make tree bark and leaf rubbings! Collect leaves and have an adult iron them between 2 sheets of wax paper! These "stained leaf" panels look wonderful in a window!