Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wind Fundamentals

We were lucky today to have Julian Leon of VEEP (Vermont Energy Education Program) join us to help the kindergarten and second grade students explore the fundamentals of air, molecules, and wind. Thank you Julian!

Fourth Grade Explores Solar And Wind Energy

VEEP (Vermont Energy Education Program) came to WES and worked with the fourth grade students to study the components of wind and solar energy. Students learned about how electricity is generated, and the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources.  They tested optimum turbine blade or solar panel angles for optimum power production.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Second Grade Makes Dioramas of 2 Different Types of Habitats - Forests and Deserts.

Click on the link below to view the second grade blog post ( 2/10/2017) about our STEM Habitat Studies! Thanks to Second Grade teachers for taking pictures and posting   Link below:

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Second Grade Creates Clay Landform Models

Second Grade has been studying landforms and bodies of water on Earth in STEM.  We recently finished the unit with a clay modelling activity.  They had to create their own "continent" with at least two landforms and two bodies of water.

We poured water (colored blue for effect) on the top at the end to see how land and water interact.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

First Graders Conduct Light Experiments

First graders experimented with the question: "what happens when we put something in a beam of light."