Today, the 5th graders learned about the decimal system and place values. They participated in an activities that strengthened their knowledge of decimals and their values. During science, they conducted an experiment that included eggs, ziploc bags, and rubber bands. They had many trials and tests. They added more rubber bands each time to see how that would affect the distance the egg would travel downwards.
Today, the sixth graders discused about their amazing field trip in the Chicago Architecture center. They learned how to actively listen to each other. Then, they worked as a team to move a balloon around so that everyone can touch it. After that, they explore building diferent structures. After that, they proceeded with their final challenge, creating something that is tall or something that is made of just triangles. Continue reading →
The 6th graders this session had gotten a chance to tour the beautiful buildings of Chicago. They learned the history of the buildings, what makes a building strong, and the science behind tall buildings. It is always fascinating to see how the skyscrapers came to be and how they are evolving!
The 5th graders learned about wedges and levers through a simulation! They were able to interact with the objects and move them, which showed the different results when a change was made. The students recognized that they use these simple machines in their daily lives, such as a door stopper, which is a wedge.
Today in STEM, 7th grade had a field trip at the archeticure center, learning about tension and compression. Then we walked around downtown observing the building’s structure and what it would be made of. Then we went back and watch a mini movie on how Chicago has changed, design wise.
Today in class we discussed the High School fair that will take place the next session, November 3rd, 2018 at Holy Trinity from 11:30AM- 1:00PM. During math today, we went over all of the previous test, and discussed problems that students had difficulty on. During the Hack Shop portion, students worked on two challenges called “Would You Rather” and “Pop Quiz, Hot Shot”. Both of these challenges consisted of using code building blocks to create fun quizzes!
What happened in class today was a cool activity of stacking cups using a rubber band that had string attached to the sides (where the students used to control the cup). Those pictures up top are the results.
Today in class we did a light bulb activity with a multimeter, alligator clips, battery holders, D+ Batteries, lightbulbs, and conductors/insulators (wax paper, aluminum, yarn, string, pipe cleaner, and paper) to see which would conduct electricity.
In science, the scholars were building towers today. With a lot of determintion, many of them managed to keep it straight. After that, they built another tower and learned about trusses. A triangle is the stongest shape to build bridges and towers! Later, they experimented with different weights to see how strong their structure was. Even though it was quite chilly, the scholars are all happy to be here.