Blinking Robots

Our Maker Club students are learning about circuits. We are using electric paint with batteries and small lightbulbs to make robot cards that blink. through trial and error, we have learned that if you do not put enough paint the bulb will not turn on.

M-Step is Coming

If you have a third-grade student, they will be taking M-Step, the state-wide assessment in the spring. Here are some resources that can prepare them. Practice items Video about what to expect

Volunteers Needed to Support Our Salina Robotics Teams

As you might already know, Dearborn Public Schools is hosting a FTC State Qualifier AND FLL Jr. Expo on Saturday, December 9th at McCollough Unis School (7801 Maple Street, 48126). They are still SHORT the necessary VOLUNTEERS needed to have a SUCCESSFUL EVENT AND NEED YOUR HELP! If you have volunteered for FIRST before, please …

Hour of Code is Coming!

The first week of December is Hour of Code. If you are a student, log in with Clever from Dearborn Schools homepage. Mrs. Alvarado will give you your class code to join the proper level. If you are a parent or other interested adult, you can try it, too at It is free to all users.  

Building the Play Pump Model

As part of our FirstLego League Jr. exploration of water systems, we built a model of the play pump, an innovative solution for villages in Africa who lack wells and playgrounds. For more information about the actual play pump and its’ impact, click here: Play Pump


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