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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
By Anna Mills, Science Teacher
Do you ever think about the implications that weather has on city events or on your own personal safety? Weather affects our daily activity and lifestyles; therefore it is of high importance. Weather objectives that 6th grade students need to meet are:
1. Differentiate between basic and severe weather conditions, and develop an appropriate action plan for personal safety and the safety of others (3.1.a)8
2. Use models to develop and communicate a weather prediction (3.1.c)8
I presented a weather challenge to my students. They were in charge of designing forecasting equipment in order to make an accurate weather forecast. Each one of them was labeled as an engineer for the City of Longmont and split into teams. It was a celebration weekend and that meant FIREWORKS! It was their team’s job to build a "backyard weather station" and make a weather forecast to determine whether or not there should be a fireworks display. We discussed why it was important to do this for the safety of the town.
The students used the design thinking process to ideate ways to make the weather tools collect data on wind velocity and direction, amount of precipitation, air temperature, and air pressure.
They built their own backyard weather stations and recorded the weather for one full week. The student teams used this data to predict the weather during the next few days. Each group of students made the decision as to whether or not Longmont should have a fireworks display based on their data collection.
The end result was that most student groups predicted the correct weather. It was very neat to see the students so invested in the weather and their innovative creations.
This unit was created for Race to the Top as a summer unit planning. For more information, here is a link to the design challenge overview.
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