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Second Graders became MECHANICAL Engineers during Engineering Week at Alpine. Mechanical Engineers design, build and maintain machines. Machines come in many sizes from the massive to nano-sized. They work on robots, roller coasters, nano-devices and toys. Second graders are learning about physical science-identifying and predicting how the direction or speed of an object may change due to outside forces, and are interpreting observable data about the impact of forces on the motion of objects. Students played online engineering games that allow students to design a roller coaster. They had to design the tracks to create enough force and speed to make it over the hill, but enough resistance to be able to stop. Then students were able to apply this knowledge to building in the classroom with engineering manipulatives. Hot Wheel tracks and some cars made for an exciting roller coaster ride! Students identified what worked and what didn’t while recording their data for analysis.
The Innovation Center is a comprehensive research and development center. It provides an environment tailored to aspiring student inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.Click to Learn More
Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Illuminating young minds... When you need a place to focus that energy...the new Spark! Discovery Preschool of St. Vrain is a bright idea!