STEM Newsletter

April 2021

Edinburgh Middle School

Mrs. O'Brien's Sixth Grade Science Class

Sixth graders participated in a gravity exploration lab. Students needed to figure out how far they could jump on Earth. To figure this out, students had to jump with both feet as far as they could. Their partner would measure how far they jumped. They jumped five times and then found their average. Then, they used calculations to find how far they would jump on other planets.

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East Side

STEM with Mrs. Shonk


Kindergarten Students read the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. Built their own beanstalk structure to support the golden egg the goose laid.

Students also used beans to watch the growth and development of the bean sprouts.

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5th Grade

All 4th and 5th grade students designed and 3D printed their own key chains using the program Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a collection of software tools that help people think, create and make. It is the introduction to the Autodesk program. After learning the basics students designed a key chain with their name and printed it on the 3D printer with help from Matt Kittle.
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Mrs. H. Garrett

In honor of spring we are learning all about plants and their different parts. We were able to taste the different parts of a plant and vote on our favorite. The seeds(sunflower) and roots(carrots) were the class favorites! The leaves (spinach) were definitely not.

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1st Grade

Ms. E Ison

This week we focused on the fairy tale "The Three Little Pigs." Students got the chance to build their own houses using marshmallows and toothpicks and see if the "Big Bad Wolf" could blow it down. Out of 14 houses, only two fell!
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Mrs. K Ison

We built houses for the 3 little pigs! They built them so the wolf cannot blow them down!

2nd grade

Mrs. J.Garrett, Mrs. Crawhorn and Mrs. Pence

2nd graders explored magnets and engineering by designing and constructing mazes and maneuvering steel marbles through them with magnets.

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Engineering Challenge for Second Grade-

What is the tallest structure you can build using only one deck of playing cards?

3rd Grade

Mr. Todor

Third grade students made Gallon Creatures while studying capacity.
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Mrs. Newport

Mrs Newport's third grade class got to a crash course on the Ozobots and learned how to code equivalent and non equivalent fractions!