Monthly Archives: November 2018
We concluded our Oil Spill Engineering unit last week with a final simulation. Earlier, students worked in groups to experiment with a variety of materials to clean a spill. The task involved creating a plan to efficiently clean a simulated oil spill without exceeding budgetary constraints. Later, students had the opportunity reflect on how they would improve their designs.
Tense moments as our students and NASA wait for the signal from the Mars InSight lander to see if it safely landed on the red planet. Its was a wonderfully-timed great live learning experience!
Our students have been learning about waves and incorporating words in their vocabularies such as crest, trough, wavelength, frequency, and amplitude, and they engaged in a few projects and simulations. We dove into the artistic side by learning about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and listening and analyzing the Gordon Lightfoot song’s lyrics. We then observed photos of powerful waves in the Great Lakes, known as Waves of November or November Witch Waves. Students applied their artistic skills to create chalk pastels of these powerful autumnal forces of nature.
On Friday, October 6th, our students got to see what STEAM options are available to them when they get to the high school. There were so many classes no group got to see every option: manufacturing, welding, robotics, CAD, CAM, cooking, music, art options, forestation projects, greenhouse horticulture, tiny house building, computer programming, FFA, and more. Our students came back excited about their future opportunities!
Nike has generously made available a large amount of used furniture items to the Newberg School District. At Ewing Young we have recently benefited from their generosity. In the 4/5 grades we added some whiteboard tables to our classrooms to use for small group brainstorming and skill work. Show in this photo are students using the tables to solve math equations.