STEM Rec Challenges
September 25 - 29
Students will learn about the force of buoyancy. We’ll experiment with techniques to maximize buoyancy by making clay boats.
Standard: Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the object.
Students will practice their basic math skills with a math game. Each students will receive a certain number of cards and from their cards will pick one number as the “goal number”. They must then use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to the reach the goal number they have chosen.
This week in literacy we are looking to recruit any kids who are brave and willing to go on a magical quest. We have three different tasks students will need to complete before receiving their wands and becoming powerful Spell Masters.
Objective: To help students see the different ways they can practice spelling
The road home from the Trojan War was long and hard. Odysseus and his men met up with numerous challenges-one of which was the cyclops Polyphemus. Captured by the giant, they sat alongside his sheep, stuck inside Polyphemus's cave. Are they clever enough to get out before they become dinner? Are you? See how you would rank among these Spartan warriors, this week in Social Studies!
Students will be introduced to weaving as an art form. They will have the opportunity to look at Navajo blankets and how they were woven. Students will then weave friendship bracelets. This week art will also be starting a collaborative project, it will be weaving a large rug that will be donated when we are done making it. Come by art and explore weaving.
Tech / Engineering
Snap Circuit certification continues until October 13. We are offering three levels of certification in Snap Circuits this block. Students begin with the Standard Certification, where they will be guided through lessons 1 - 100 with the Station Master. This is a week long challenge which students sign up for and attend daily. Once a student has completed the standard certification and are competent in using Snap Circuits, they are qualified to work independently to continue learning. There are two additional levels of certification available - Expert Certification (completing lessons 101 - 200) and Master Certification (completing lessons 201 - 300)