STEM/Technology

November 14, 2017

posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:00 AM by James Falletti

Today I let your imagination take control in the Makerspace. Some students built games and mazes for the HexBugs, some created lego structures, while others worked on Arts & Crafts. 

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius 

October 24, 2017

posted Oct 24, 2017, 7:36 AM by James Falletti

Today was Brain Game Day in the Makerspace! 

We played with Circuit Maze (Lessons on Circuits), Gravity Maze (Lesson on Movement and Energy), Laser Maze (Lesson on Angles and How Lasers work), Rush Hour (Thinking game), Trivia, and Dice Games (for probability). It's always a great time when students can learn and have fun doing it. 

October 17, 2017

posted Oct 17, 2017, 1:29 PM by James Falletti

Today we explored the fun and amazing world of typing and keyboarding...YAY! We used a Google App called TypingClub --> browsed Lesson Plans till we reached "Typing Jungle" --> where we started with lesson one (1) and couldn't move up until we achieved three (3) stars or greater.  We will continue to practice to increase your typing skills. 

Homework: there a a bunch of free or inexpensive typing skill apps/websites/programs available. KEEP PRACTICING! 
www.ABCYA.com


October 10, 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 12:32 PM by James Falletti

Today we continued to explore the stretches of your imagination and engineering skills by tinkering with the Fun Blocks. I loved watching you all start to communicate with each other, speak to each other respectfully, and turn ideas into a reality. I'm very proud of all of you... keep up the good work. 

Don't forget to check out the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

October 3, 2017

posted Oct 3, 2017, 2:26 PM by James Falletti

What a great day we had today playing, building, and creating with Funny Gears. Keep asking yourself the following questions:
  • How do gears work?
  • Why do gears work?
  • If I build a structure, how can gears help?
  • Do different gear sizes have different purposes or reactions?
  • How can I make my structure move?
Homework Assignment:
research some images and youtube videos of different things you can do and build with Funny Gears (or Funny blocks.... or Wonder Gears).

Wonder Gear Video


Sept. 26, 2017

posted Sep 26, 2017, 5:48 AM by James Falletti   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 7:36 AM ]

Today, 3A learned about Comets, what they're made of, and how they're formed. We first watched a short movie about comets (provided below) then made our own comet.

Comets | The Dr. Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids


Quick Comet Facts

  • No two comets are alike. They differ in size, shape, and what they’re made of.

  • Comet tails are a result of solar wind. Energy and particles from the sun push on the comet. This force pushes dust and gas behind the comet. The ion dust and gas have different weights, so they separate, making two specular tails.

  • Once scientists saw a third tail, which was a smaller tail forming just between the dust and gas tail. They discovered it was made of salt.

  • Comet tails have been discovered to be so long that Voyager 2 passed through one that was thousands of miles away!

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