Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stix-N-Bitz Motorized Arm Coded with Scratch

In July, I attended a conference called Constructing Modern Knowledge, that focused on robotics, electronics and coding. Here is a video of my team's project which uses a Hummingbird micro-processor, a servo motor and a Scratch based coding program to run it.

Monday, June 12, 2017

First Grade Starts a Nature Journal

We started with a nature scavenger hunt, and then took time to do our nature drawings.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Second Grade Experiments with Tiny Building Blocks

As part of our properties of matter studies, second grade counts out 100 units and begins to build with tiny building blocks. Their shapes and structures were different, but the amount of "matter" was the same - before and after. This is a foundation lesson that we will refer back to when we explore the idea of conservation of matter.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kindergarten Studies Collisions in STEM

As part of their science standards, kindergarten students made their own tests to determine what would happen when a ball collides against another ball, or against a wall.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Woodstock Bridge Building Team Took Second Place at the Vermont Technical College Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Talking to the judges

getting our suspension bridge weighed

our two bridges - suspension and solid truss designs

Second Place!

Our suspension bridge took a 256 lb load, and our solid truss took 159 lbs.  We were surprised by the results. We predicted the opposite.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Engineering Club Learns to Create and Construct for the School Community

our newest design, the rocking stool
students made racks and shelve systems
we use these stools for students to sit on during instruction time.
stool kit.