Elementary

Computer Science and Robotics at Fall River Elementary

Students at Fall River Elementary have several opportunities to learn about computer science and robotics.   Students can participate in a competitive VEX IQ program.  These students work in collaborative teams to accomplish tasks determined by VEX IQ in advance.  During tournaments, teams compete and form alliances to earn points, win awards and possibly advance to state and world tournaments. Students on the competitive robotics team meet at least twice a week and before or after school as needed.

Special Guests Attend Fall River Family STEM Night

Fall River's Family STEM Night was well attended by students, families, friends and special guests!  BB-8 and R2D2 attended and entertained one and all.  The fully functioning,  life-size models were one of several interactive displays families and community members shared with the Fall River Community. Booths included Tinker Mill, Longmont Arts Council and Google, to name a few!   Fall River students also volunteered to demonstrated their STEM work.

Peer to Peer Feedback on Reading Fluency Using Technology

Students in Mrs. Higgins first grade class got to peer coach each other on becoming fluent readers.

Robotics Tournament at Fall River

In late January, Fall River Elementary hosted its first Fox Rocks Vex IQ Challenge robotics tournament. 26 teams from the St.

Fall River Students "Run the Code!"

Students at Fall River Elementary participated in learning about computer science in an integrated, physical way!  With support from Lindsay Craig and Jennifer Bettencourt, 5th grade students learned about conditionals and wrote pseudo-code while in computer lab.  Mrs. Bettencourt worked with students to edit and revise the statements. The statements were then given to Mr. Hoople, the physical education teacher, and students built an obstacle course that reflected the conditional statements.  The entire school got to "Run the Code", with Mr.

Fall River Student Experiences STEM in Action

Third grade student Ryan C. is sharing about his upcoming heart surgery. He is teaching others about the elements of STEM he will be experiencing when he undergoes treatment in February. In the book Ryan is sharing, he points out his favorite page which shows all of the biotechnology and surgical suite machines he will be able to see close up.  "I'm not afraid right now, I'm sort of excited to see all of these things before I go to sleep." Ryan is sharing how science, technology, engineering and math can help people who need complex surgery.  

 

CU TEAMS at Fall River

After several years of working with CU TEAMS, Fall River is happy to expand its work with this engineering education outreach program.

Fall River Robotics

In collaboration with Community Schools and a Race to the Top grant from the U.S.

STEM Parent Night

Right before the winter break, the parent involvement team at Rocky Mountain Elementary collaborated around the idea of bringing parents together to witness STEM learning with their children. The result was STEM night.

4th Grade Walks to Pluto

Students in Mrs. Carmichael's fourth grade class worked on walking a scale model of the solar system.

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