Recently, third grade tech class has become a hands on adventure as we’ve tackled the big questions of, “how do computers work,” “what’s inside a computer,” and “can I take a computer apart?” Fortunately, the answer to all three questions is, “yes!” In pairs, the third graders have been using screwdrivers to carefully dismantle our retired desktop computers and hypothesize about the functionality of each component. As our investigation continues, students will research their hypotheses and develop an understanding of a PC’s core mechanics.
Peddie School EXP Research Science Program
The EXP Research Science Program (or EXP for short) is a year-long program designed to help students develop their passion for scientific research and to encourage them to consider an eventual career in science-related fields. Even more specifically, EXP intends to help students: – get outside the textbook to do “research science” and to develop […]
The Nation of 4th Grade – An Economy of Scale
When Alyssa M. ’21 opens her wallet, she sees more than George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s faces. Neatly tucked behind the $1s and $5s are several bills in the currency of Harrisburg Academy’s 4th grade teachers—“Bender Bucks” and “Sherman Dollars.” Mari Bender and Karla Sherman have developed their own micro-economies in their classrooms this year, […]
Summit Students Learn Problem Solving Skills with Programming
“By 2018, there will be nearly three times as many job openings requiring computer science knowledge than qualified applicants. This goes well beyond just becoming a professional programmer — learning computer science can teach problem solving skills, new ways of breaking down complex scenarios, and a means to build something tangible in our software-driven age.” […]
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