Next week (Dec. 3-7) is Hour of Code week. During that week the students at the 2-5 campus will be programming a dance party on www.code.org. To help get the 2-5 students' brains in "code mode" we did some unplugged coding activities in all grade levels. First the students were able to try to follow code, and then they got to write code for someone else to follow.
Wondering what to get your child for Christmas? How about something STEM focused?!?!
Does your student LOVE science, building, and have strong creative thinking and problem solving skills? If so, he/she should apply for our KSE Science Olympiad team. The Science Olympiad team is for students in grades 3-5. Only 20 students can be on the team so it is a very competitive application process, which also requires a teacher's recommendation. Please click on the application below for more details. Applications are due by Friday, November 16th.
Does your student love STEM and writing? Is he/she in 3rd-12th grade? If so, then this contest is worth checking out! Click here for details!
Here are some web sites you might want to check out to help you get some project ideas!
There are a lot of different graphic organizers out there than can be used to help organize your thoughts and data, which follow the scientific method. Here is one potential graphic organizer that can be used.
At the end of October, you should have received an email from your child's teacher with the November STEM family challenge attached. For this challenge, you are to create something that represents your family or your culture using a paper plate. Additional materials you have at home may also be used. You may turn in your creation to Mrs. Whitesell or Mrs. Wilfred, post a picture or video of it on the KSE Facebook page, or tweet it to @KSpringsLions. It can be turned in anytime between now and Tuesday, Nov. 27th. Students will earn a house point for turning in a project!
Are you interested in creating a science fair project, but just don’t know where to start? We are holding science fair help sessions for 3rd-5th grade students on Wednesdays after school on 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, and 12/12. We will work on their project research and help define their essential question. Students may attend one or multiple sessions but must sign up each week for a slot. Signups are first come, first serve for first 15 students signed up. We will release a new signup a week ahead of time and will be posted on our STEM website.
Here is a link to our first sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084dada8238-science11