STEM

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.

5th Grade Inquiry Project: Friction

Students in 5th grade at Northridge Elementary took their interest for a topic in their guided reading group and enriched their understandin

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.

First Annual Northridge VEX IQ Challenge!

On Saturday, February 6th, Northridge had the honor of hosting its very first VEX IQ Challenge.  Students from schools both withing St. Vrain and outside the district convened to put their teamwork, innovation, and design thinking skills on display.  There were thirty-three teams who participated in the challenge, and our hallways, gym, and cafeteria were bursting at the seams with approximately 400 people!

Designing Music from Scratch

Timberline is offering a new STEM class this quarter: Music Exploration. Students in Mr.

Nao Robots Engage Sophomores

A newly developed robotics unit for our sophomore STEM students included working with Nao robots.  With the help of Axel Reitzig at the

Senator Bennet visits Skyline

In December, Skyline was honored to host Senator Bennet.  He toured our school and our students impressed him with the work they are doing!  See below for the article from the Times Call, posted on December 21, 2015.

Times Call article

Senator Bennet's twitter feed, #1

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.  

 

Equations Equal Success in Middle School

Being in middle school is tough. With so many new classes, supplies, books, and lockers, staying organized can be a problem.

Robotics is Here!

Timberline had the privelege to host the Kickoff Srimmage for the Robotics Season. Around 25 teams participated for the half-day event and learned the process of a VEX IQ Tournament. They were able to learn the set up, the names of the areas for the tournament and how to get ready to compete with each other. Participating in a VEX IQ tournament is about collaboration and communication for students while they are having fun.  Students are engaged in how the robot works and driving the robot to get the most points possible.

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