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Whittier sixth graders use 3D computer-aided design to solve real-world problem

Whittier sixth graders use 3D computer-aided design to solve real-world problem

  After receiving a 3D printer from the Education Foundation, Whittier LRC Teacher Kelly Coleman approached Instructional Coach Megan Ryder to collaborate on using the printer in a more authentic way. Coleman explained that her sixth graders had previously dabbled in 3D design while creating keychains on Tinkercad CAD software. […]

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Fairmount families participate in inaugural STEM Night

Fairmount families participate in inaugural STEM Night

The Fairmount PTA hosted its first Family STEM Night on Friday, Jan. 19. It was a fun night of  interactive STEM exhibits and presentations by Fairmount families, teachers and organizations. More than 230 children and parents participated in the evening and learned  about various STEM concepts through exhibits such as: Meet Pepper […]

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Hillcrest fifth graders design instruments with sound in mind

Hillcrest fifth graders recently culminated their science unit on sound with an especially creative activity: The students fashioned instruments using everyday household objects, like rubber bands, PVC pipes, glass bottles and more. They applied their newfound knowledge on volume, pitch and tension to guide their design. They demonstrated their instruments […]

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El Sierra, Highland, Fairmount, Kingsley and Lester explore augmented reality

Last week, El Sierra first graders chased dinosaurs, while Highland and Kingsley third graders swam through bodies of water. Fairmount fifth graders explored DNA up close, while Lester sixth graders embarked on a Mt. Everest hiking expedition.   How? Google’s Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program team brought its Expedition AR app into […]

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