We are in need of Pennies and newspapers and tennis balls for our upcoming grade7 structure project...please don't recycle your newspaper just yet...send them in for a really fun project I am planning : ) Any pennies sent in will be donated through the coin star at the Ashland Supermarket at the end of our unit as it would be very difficult to get them back to the original person who brought them in : )
HERE ARE SOME WEBSITES WITH USEFUL MATH TUTORIALS
These sites will help your child with their engineering design projects in Tech Ed (and they are kind of fun too!!!)
SURFACE AREA CALCULATOR
ENGINEERING WEBSITES…JUST PLAIN FUN!!!!!
Design Squad…MY FAVORITE…games and projects and contests and videos..just a great site!!!
We are in need of tape measures!!! if you have any old tape measures lying around and wish to donate them it would be greatly appreciated : )
Many of our EDP projects require students to design tools...I like to use recycled materials in the students designs whenever possible. Things that are in your attic, basement and or junk drawer may very well turn out to be the next great adaptive device or key retrieval system! If you have "junk" (clean, without sharp edges or points) that you could donate to the class that would be great....reduce reuse and recycle : )
GEMS Summer program opportunity
Gains in the Education of Math and Science
USARIEM Natick, MA
The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter performance science and its useful applications. The institute functions as a world-class laboratory for environmental medicine, physiology, performance and nutrition research. It features integrated cellular, tissue, & human research programs. USARIEM is co-located at the Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts. A short distance from Boston and some of the world's finest universities, the Institute offers researchers unique facilities such as hypobaric chambers, environmental chambers, a water immersion laboratory, a biomechanical laboratory and a Warfighter cognitive performance laboratory.
USARIEM will be honored to host its second GEMS program during the summer of 2012. Last year, 83 middle school students in grades 6-8 were educated during one of four independent, sessions hosted at the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) laboratory of the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) and USARIEM laboratories. Through a variety of hands-on experiments, scientific activities, tours and interaction with Soldiers, these young students were shown how exciting science and math can be and learned more about the U.S. Army and its fine Soldiers.