Friday, February 27, 2015

Career Talks: Science Around Us!

Yesterday, Mr. Yang visited our rocketeers to share his career in science. Mr. Yang works in a lab where he makes different types of composite materials that we use in our everyday lives. Some of the materials he develops are used in airplanes, boats, cars, and other vehicles of transportation. He explained the process of how each material is made and tested in his lab. This was a very informative talk and thank Mr. Yang for sharing his science smarts with us!

Friday, February 13, 2015

TWIMA Project

Last semester our 2nd graders wrote research poems to include in the The World is my Audience ebook project (#TWIMA). This little project started on Twitter and quickly grew into a global ebook of poems about countries and states. Students from the United States along with countries like Australia, Canada, and Slovenia participated. Our 2nd graders were thrilled to see their work being displayed around the world!

To read The World is My Audience, click here. 
(Our section starts on page 11)

Career Talk: Let's Talk Tech!

This week Mr. Rex Bomhold visited our 3rd graders to talk about his job as a Systems Analyst. He shared with us his love of math and science and how that led him to his career. He started as a computer programmer and eventually started helping others solve problems. He enjoys his career because he gets to see patterns, solve problems, but most importantly help others. As he closed his talk, he also shared with us a neat toy that used the first microchip called, Simon! Thanks for the talk, Mr. Rex!

Our rocketeers give Simon a shot!