Dr. Geoffrey Bryden, an astronomer for NASA, skyped with the first grade and answered a question from each student. He works at the Jet Propulsion Lab in California. His work focuses on the relationship between planets and the rubble left over after they form.
First Grade Pulley Systems Harken Back to Ancient Times
As first graders at St. Mary’s School in Aliso Viejo, CA, engineered their own pulley systems—an interactive STEM science lab project—they were also thinking about how catapults were used in the Trojan War. During their International Baccalaureate (IB) studies of Ancient Greece and Rome, they’d learned that a catapult is a lever, and gained the […]
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Project Based Learning: Fifth Grade Greek Fair
During the months of February and March, students worked in grade level small groups to research various aspects of ancient Greek life. Research focused on addressing the question, “How did the ancient Greeks’ way of life compare to our lives today?” Students gathered information using a variety of text and online resources. When the research […]
Second Grade Project Is “Out of This World”
If you’re thinking of taking a tour of our solar system, consider picking up a travel brochure from second graders at Montgomery School in Chester Springs, PA. In Julie Dattilo’s science class, you’ll find out why Venus is the ultimate honeymoon destination; how to lose weight on the Winter Mercury Tour (gravity gets the credit); […]