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April Crayon Science

The Day the Crayons Quit - Students will enjoy listening to the book. Students will then learn the science of crayons, how they are made, and what changes we can make to crayons by applying different temperatures. We will melt old crayons into a new shape and a new crayon.

 

The Day the Crayons Came Home - Students will enjoy listening to the book. Shtudents will then see what became of their old crayons, each student receiving a new crayon in a new shape.

 

 

March  St. Patrick's Day Engineering Fun!

 

Engineering Shapes - Students will learn about basic bridge building and will engineer 2D & 3D shapes using toothpicks and gumdrops.

 

 

 

Engineering a Bridge  - Students use their knowledge of  bridges and shapes to engineer a beam bridge to get the Leprechaun to the Pot of Gold.

 

 

 

 

February

OSMO Activity Stations - Students will use the OSMO system to learn interactive play with words, numbers, tangrams, and drawing.

 

Block Coding with OSMO - Students will learn block coding using the interactive play system of OSMO and how block coding can be used for video game programming.

 

January

Hour of Code (2 Lessons) - Students will learn what an algorithm is, how it is used in coding, and they can use an algorithm to program a robot mouse to find his cheese.

BIG word of the Month: algorithm

 

December

Gears, Gears, Gears - Simple Machines

Students will learn and understand 5 basic simple machines, and of explore in depth gears, gear trains, and where gears might be useful and making work easier.

 

Quiver - Augmented Reality

Students will explore the world augmented reality while coloring a picture and using the APP Quiver to bring that picture to life.

 

Happy Holidays!!!! See you in January!

 

 

 

November

STAR Lab - Constellations and other AMAZING things in the Solar System

Students will explore outer space, stars , constellations, and the mythylogical stories behind them while making observations inside the mobile STAR Lab!

 

 

 

Speed STEM - Students will be able to understand the relationship between science, technology, engineering, and math to complete various hands-on tasks in a 5 minute rotation.