First-graders Team Up to Build Kites That FlyFirst-graders were challenged in a recent classroom STEM lab to build kites that fulfilled a list certain criteria for what would be considered successful flight...
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Personal Interests Lead the Inquiry ProcessSeventh and eighth grade students at Clairbourn experienced "Project Week" in early October. This activity allows them to investigate a topic of interest where they can use deeply the inquiry process...
|Posted on: 10/23/2015 1:53 PM||Comments (0)|
An Alien Invasion StoryFifth-graders are enthusiastic about their Life Science studies this quarter because their learning materials on cell processes have been transformed into an earthling v.s. alien invasion story, "Battle for Planet Earth: Cell Processes."
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Spider Expert Visits PreschoolClairbourn's preschool Grasshopper Class invited an expert from the company Education Through Nature to come teach them about spiders. Their representative, Sean, brought an amazing collection of live spiders including tarantulas...
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Studying Economic Principles of Supply, Demand, and More!Clairbourn third-graders are learning to be savvy business owners and producers! Their classroom is set up to help them study and apply economic principles, and students are immersed in real-life economic situations from the first day they walk into the classroom.
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Honoring Honest Acts of KindnessAt the beginning of the year, Mrs. Shoemake's Kindergarten class talked about peace and what the students thought about it as a way to think and act. They read books to gain new ideas about peace and they talked about what they could do to have peace in the classroom.
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Kindergarten S.T.E.M. ActivityKindergarteners are learning about the life cycles of plants. Several classroom activities have centered around the nature of seeds—what they are, what changes occur when they're soaked in water, and how a plant can emerge under the right conditions.
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2nd Grade S.T.E.M. ActivityStudents in Mrs. Pletcher's second grade class are studying shorelines and beaches and are covering how to distinguished one from the other based on their observable characteristics.
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First-graders Wonder About Frozen ObjectsAs an introduction to science studies, the 1B class made a booklet entitled: "I Am a Scientist." Their booklet explains what scientists do in their jobs. Students wrote down that a scientist “...wonders (makes predictions), observes, measures, uses their five senses, and does experiments."
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Middle School S.T.E.M. ActivityStudents in Clairbourn's Middle School experience surprise engineering challenges during the school year. These "Drop Everything and Build" classes provide opportunities for problem-solving, collaboration, and creative solutions, and help students to think like an engineer.
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Fourth Grade S.T.E.M. ActivityStudents in Mrs. Halferty's fourth grade class are studying light. The basis of their light-energy unit focuses on the characteristics of light and its interactions with materials. It also covers light as a form of energy and transformations of that energy.
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Pre-Kindergarten S.T.E.A.M. ActivityMrs. Conner's Pre-Kindergarten class has been experimenting with magnets and metal pieces for the past two weeks. This activity is teaching them about magnetic attraction, fields of magnetic force, and also allows students to practice their sorting skills. To expand on this scientific learning...
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One day, when I was sitting in French class researching an artist for a report, I stumbled across Nadar, a famous French photographer and caricaturist.
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Middle School STEM ActivityDid you know that transferring thermal energy can be fascinating? Clairbourn middle school students learned that dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) is a great material to use in studying thermal energy transfer, primarily because...
|Posted on: 2/24/2015 10:03 AM||Comments (0)|