Session 7, 7th grade

 

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Today in STEM we were groups of four to create a boat out of aluminum. Two were created from each group, one being a test boat and the other one being the final boat. In the testing pool, the groups figured out how many marbles their boat could take before sinking, one group even managed to hold 200 marbles.

Session 7, November 17

    Today students took their last two practice practice test to prepare for the entrance exams in the upcoming weeks. For HackShop teams began their next super fun activity, the Makey Makey. Makey Makeys are small software devices that allow you to connect everyday objects to control your computer. During class,students were also interviewed on their high school decisions

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Catapults

Today the fifth grade class began their catapult construction and were tasked to build a catapult that is accurate with a lot of power to travel up to 6 meters. Everyone built a catapult based on what they have been learning about simple machines or just out of creativity.

PHET and K’NEX

Today 6th grade finished up their PHETs and they started K’NEXs again. They were building beam bridges and they had to work as a team which they enjoy doing. They stayed really focused and had lots of fun even while answering questions on their worksheets. In math they worked on 3 dimensional figures, specifically cubes and they were so interested.

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Atom Adventure

Today the 5th graders learned about Global Warming, climate and weather. They also learned about the North and South Poles. The 5th graders were given a stack of cards, listing things that the Arctic and Antarctic either indiviually had, or shared. They made predictions about where they thought each card would fit, once all the groups finished, the class went over their predictions together.  Afterwards, the students participated in an activity that would help them understand the effects of the Industrial Revolution on our atmosphere. The students rolled a die 10 times. Depending on what they rolled, the students would have to