STEMRec Challenges / Jan 29 - Feb 2

STEM Rec Challenges
January 29 - February 2, 2018

Temperature and kinetic energy.  Temperature is the average kinetic energy of an object's molecules, but why do some materials feel colder than others when they are the same temperature? We'll learn about materials that are thermal insulators and thermal conductors, and how both are useful.

Escape Room: Will you escape in time? Literacy's first ever Escape Room will consist of a mix of different literacy challenges that students will have to figure out themselves. They will work together to try and escape the room, using all their best literacy skills, problem solving skills and reminders of concepts we have gone over and practiced before. They have to hurry though before the time runs out! Whichever STEM group gets out the quickest (1st-2nd) (3rd-6th) will receive a prize!

Luke Skywalker vs Harry Potter.  Students will learn to play Star Wars and Harry Potter themes on the Marimba. Hopefully the force will be with them!

Chain Reaction. Technology will be exploring concepts like gravity, force, motion, momentum and speed while practicing our creative problem solving skills. Students are going to create a chain reaction using ramps, topple, switch, hammer, pusher, see-saw,  zipline, or elevator.

Shape Hunters. Students will go on a treasure hunt to collect geometric shapes -- both 2D and 3D.  Students will learn what the differences between the two are.  They will then complete a worksheet matching the name of the shape to the actual shape that they found.

Heart Felt Decorations.  Students will be creating decorations for the Valentine Dance on February 9th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for half price until Monday, February 5th for $1 per person. Price includes admission, a drink, and a cookie. Tickets can be purchased at

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