The Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy of Fine Arts (LBJA) might not have Miss Frizzle and her magic school bus, but it has one better— Mrs. Turpie and her wide world of science. She engages her students every day with live insects, wild weather, and more. “Stand Back… I’m Going to Try Science,” read Mrs. Turpie’s special shirt (she has one for every occasion) as she made the rounds at LJBA’s science fair on February 26.
Mrs. Turpie converted LBJA into a hands-on discovery center for the whole community. This science fair was a site to see. You might say “try[ing] science” was what this event is all about.
Older students displayed and shared their personal science experiments projects they developed throughout the year. “They get a phone call in August, before school starts,” Mrs. Terpie said. Each student received a science process packet with all the how-tos, from hypothesizing to making it happen.