We did a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities this week. On Wednesday, students participated in the “Hour of Code”. Students spent one hour writing computer code using “blockly” a way of coding that doesn’t require students to type the code, just figure out the commands and the order in which they need to occur. Every year “The Hour of Code” is held during National Computer Science Education week. It is designed to get students interested in computer programming and excited about preparing for careers in science and technology. At the end of their hour of coding students received a certificate to take home.
Also, we had an assembly about Rockets and Robots. Students heard from “Captain” Bob who shared with them how rockets work and how the lunar landers were able to land on the moon and return to earth. He used models of rockets to demonstrate the various features. He talked about man’s interest in flying throughout time and demonstrated a hot air balloon made from a trash bag! He shared a model of a mars rover. He told students that the rover landed on Mars 12 years ago and is still running and sending data back to Earth. When students returned to class they wrote about the assembly.
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