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Kids Quest Museum Visit To Northwood Funded By MISF Grant

Kids Quest Museum Visit To Northwood Funded By MISF Grant
MISD Communications

Mercer Island, WA, March 30, 2023 – This afternoon at Northwood Elementary the Kids Quest Museum visited all three kindergarten classes to present their Forces In Motion program.

The visit by the Kids Quest Museum was made possible by a grant from the Mercer Island Schools Foundation.  

Our elementary curriculum from TCI Science has a Pushes and Pulls unit which is enriched by the Forces In Motion Program by providing a very hands-on and engaging lesson.

Mr. Chris from the Kids Quest Museum provided various materials to build marble raceways so the kindergarteners could witness how gravity and acceleration have an effect on the motion of their marble. The raceways, some built with PVC pipes, showed the students how a marble goes from a designated start position to a designated finish position.

Kindergarten teacher Kerry Sundholm said “This is a wonderful way to have an outside organization come to us and provide a hands-on enriching lesson.”

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public service, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and improving the quality of education provided to ALL Mercer Island School District students by obtaining contributions for the public schools.

Started in 1981, the Foundation has raised over $26 million thanks to the generous community.

Since its founding, the Foundation has become the catalyst for the Mercer Island community to guarantee every teacher has access to the most up-to-date, innovative educational materials that guarantee exceptional teaching and learning experiences for every student.

The tremendous success of the organization lies in the simple fact that the Mercer Island Schools Foundation was born in a community that places value on quality education. Learn more about the impact of our community’s commitment to education. 


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