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STEM Rec Challenges January 2 - 4, 2019

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STEM Rec Challenges January 2 - 4, 2019


Science 
Marie Sklodowska Curie.  We'll wrap up our unit on the Nobel prize by talking about one of its most successful laureates. In the past 118 years that the Nobel prize has been awarded just over 600 individuals have won a Nobel prize in the sciences (Physics, Chemistry, or Physiology and Medicine). And only one person has ever won a Nobel prize in BOTH Physics and Chemistry. Arguably one of the most hard working and successful scientists in recent history, this week we will learn about the life and discoveries of Marie Curie.

Literacy 
Happy Dreamer. Literacy will be discussing dreaming big and then setting goals to help us accomplish our dreams. The lesson will be focused around the book "Happy Dreamer" written by Peter H. Reynolds.

Social Studies
New Year Traditions. How do other cultures celebrate the start of a new year?  Students will explore traditions from around the world and then make their own 2019 glasses!

Engineering 
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STEM Rec Challenges December 17 - 21, 2018

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STEM Rec ChallengesDecember 17 - 21, 2018Christmas Week


Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy New Year from the STEM team.  May peace, joy and hope surround us all this season.
     This week STEM will be “chill”.  Students can choose activities such as coloring, crafts, stories, playing games or watching the Nutcracker while eating popcorn.  Remember Friday, December 21, is early out day. All students must be picked up by 2:00 p.m.  See you next year!

STEM Rec Challenges December 10 - 14, 2018 Nobel Prize Week

STEM Rec Challenges December 10 - 14, 2018 Nobel Prize Week
Nobel prizes are awarded every year on December 10th in commemoration of the death of Alfred Nobel.  This week in STEM we be will introducing students to past Nobel prize winners.

Science
Alfred Nobel. This week at the science table we'll be learning about Alfred Nobel's life and legacy. Students will learn why Mr. Nobel was controversial during his life and why the Nobel prize bears his name.

Literacy
Rudyard Kipling is considered one of the leading writers in children's literature. Most famously, he is known for his work The Jungle Book which is considered a masterpiece of imaginative writing. Students will learn about this amazing writer who left such an impact that he has a crocodile and a crater on Mercury named after him! Students will be creating their own Jungle Books.

Social Studies
Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader who served as the country’s first black Preside…