Math and science content were a major focus for this year's summer school sessions at Timberline PK-8. The content was taught through literacy instruction, technology integration, and the design process.
Fourth graders in Mr. Neiswander’s class had an introduction on Wednesday to robotics by exploring and creating with Cubelets. Sitting on the floor of the STEM Design Lab, students first considered and discussed the question “What is a robot?”, then experimented with making their own using various cubes beginning with a power cube, a knoblet cute, and a bar graph cube.
Alpine 4th graders had the challenge of putting their ears and their creativity to the test. Groups were given three pop bottles to fill with water. The pop bottles had to be tuned to exact pitches G (do), E (sol), and D (la). Students worked collaboratively to adjust the water levels to make the appropriate pitch by using only their ears. They were physically able to see what a musical step and skip looked like in the containers. Once students could produce a good tone on the bottles, groups arranged known rhythms to pe