Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in our Kids Niche Programs! These feature lessons, activities, and saunters from a different classroom each week.
Today’s Feature: Beargrass engages in STEM
Beargrass has been doing some STEM activities. First, we tried out flying "loop flyers" -- a straw with two loops of paper, one on each end. Students were challenged to consider which variables to include in the final ultimate hoop flyer. We tested to see how the size of the paper strips affected the flight of the flyer. We also added weights, paperclips, to see if weight in the front or in the back of the flyers affected the length of the flight. We tested multiple times and took an average to come up with our distance for each type of flyer. Each group found the best flyers had both paperclips on the front loop! We also went to SpectrUM and got to explore all the different exhibits they have- experiments with sound, topography, momentum, gravity, and more. It was a fun trip!