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As we go through these trying times, I want parents and student to know that we are all working hard to get our school day back to "normal". In the meantime we would like to connect with families as much as possible. I will post some assignments and links to optional assignments. These will be for students to work on and ask questions through email or my office hours of 7:15 - 11:00. Feel free to email any questions from 7:00 to 3:00. Thank you all as we go through this together.


School Wide Challenge (all grades 3/30 - 4/3) - This week we will be having a STEM challenge for all grades. We will start with the Popsicle Stick Catapult Challenge. The goal is to design a small catapult that will shoot a small object 10 feet into a paper cup. The catapult can be made out of any materials you have at home (not just popsicle sticks). Please video your catapult and share it with me at dbertrand@shapleighschool.org. I look forward to seeing all of the creative designs. You can get more information at https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/popsicle-stick-catapult-kids-stem-activity/.

Not up for the challenge? I have several students creating their own STEM challenges in small groups. One student loves baking so he is baking two different batches of brownies. One batch is in a rectangular pan and another is in a round pan. What is the volume of each pan? What percent difference is there?

For more ideas visit https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/popsicle-stick-catapult-kids-stem-activity/



Student are also still welcome to work on the previous assignments if they wish. My intent is that students are all creating and sharing their work online. I miss all of them and I will see them all soon.

4th and 5th Grade - Fourth and Fifth graders are encouraged to code new challenging games and share them with classmates. This is a great way for students to stay connected and code. www.codespark.com

6th - 8th grade - Option 1 - Make a new invention out of recycled products at home. Market your invention as an advertisement using QuickTime or iMovie

Option 2 - Create a 3D animated donut on Blender. You can watch the YouTube videos to help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPrnSACiTJ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaT-uG5wgUw




HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR EXTRA ACTIVITIES


Websites:

www.youcubed.org

www.blender.org

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/architectural-stem-project-kids/