Brilliant Brains Bulletin - 4th

March

Mrs. Redmon

Current Studies and Explorations

With Mrs. Redmon, we just finished up our LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics unit. Students completed the final challenge course with rigor. They have become experts of these robots within basic programming skills. I am very proud of their hard work throughout coding & programming. Check out the pictures on your child's Seesaw account.


In March we will begin a unit on Physics. Students will be given various challenges & tasks to explore the study of motion in our world. We will start out with a mystery bag challenge in which students will be given a set of materials, instructions, & questions to guide them. They will construct a Pom Pom Launcher & then we will discuss the physics concepts that go into engineering this device. Throughout this study, students will gain engineering practices, process & problem solving skills, spatial relationships, task perseverance, kinetic energy trial/error, & measurement.

Upcoming Events:

BREC Bluebonnet Swamp:

- March 19th: Rockin' At the Swamp (explore the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils).

Details:

~9 am-4pm

~Adults: $5
~Children (Ages: 2-17): $4
~Children (Ages: 2 & younger): Free


Highland Road Park Observatory:

-Every Friday & Saturday Nights: Evening Sky Viewings (Free/all ages/Fri.: 8:30-10pm/Sat. 7:30-10pm)

Dates to Remember

- End of 3rd 9 weeks: March 10th

- Easter Holiday/Spring Break- March 25th, 28th - 31st (No School)

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