Category: S.T.E.M.

Bridges: Suspension, Truss, Arch and More

The February Family S.T.E.M. Challenge was to build a bridge out of materials not normally considered strong alone, but when engineered right can become a strong structure.  Students used toothpicks, popsicle sticks, straws, Q-Tips and similar...

Exploring Friction

Our robotics class explored the concept of friction. Teams built robots and structures for the robots to carry. The key was to explore the maximum load the robot could pull and determine when the...

Pulleys and Gears

Our third and fourth graders are thoroughly enjoying the Bricks 4 Kidz robotics program. Students are working in teams to build new structures and learning how gears, axles, and pulleys all work together.  ...

Go Green Mid-Year Celebration

Our Go Green Team was honored at the Mid-Year Celebration for our environmental actions. Our team has earned several badges for our school initiatives to recycle, conserve energy, and reduce the waste of natural...

Milo the Robot

Our Robotics program, led by a local volunteer, is off to a great start.  Students completed the first task of building Milo the Robot and learning how to use the WeDo iPad app to...

Robotics WeDo Program

One of our North Rosedale Park neighbors has volunteered his experiences as an engineer to lead an eight week robotics course with a group of  3rd through 5th graders. The program will use our Lego...