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.
As a part of PLTW, the third grade unit on simple machines ends with a project that asks students to design a machine to rescue a tiger from a pit and move it back to its enclosure. Here are some of this year’s examples.
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
Lego league celebrated a successful outing at McCollough/Unis and a great season. Be prepared. Next year nominations will begn the first week of school.
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 …
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 https://studio.code.org/courses. It is free to all users.
Another successful Fun Run today!
Today our First Lego League Jr. teams made robots that can move on their own being controlled by programming on an IPad.
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
Teachers are collaborating to help students read and write better. Ms. Alvarado, the media specialist, and Ms. Lock, the art teacher, are collaborating with third-grade teachers to help students develop a deeper understanding of story elements. Students work as teams to build a setting with Legos, KNexs or cardboard for their story. They then take …