Next Generation Science Standards FOSS Kit: Motion and Matter
This is the first year our district adopted the new NGSS Science Kits from FOSS. I have to say, I have been really impressed with the upgrade and the quality of each of the kits we have had this year. Our final kit has not disappointed! Last week we engineered spinning tops and collected data on different variables tested. In addition, we created collaborative table art with the Doodle Tops. This week we continued with the engineering practices with cart designs. The students learned about criterion and constraints as they created a cart that could move from here to there. It was super awesome to see the unique ways students used the materials given and experience their problem solving and teamwork.
The Glengary Marimba, Drum, and Dance Group
We are so incredibly blessed to have Mrs. Colwell lead our music programs at Glengary. She has created one of the only elementary based marimba groups in our state, and she is really giving our 4th and 5th graders such great exposure to percussion skills and diverse music experiences. She was even able to get her husband to make several of the marimbas they use, which is amazing! During our Family STEAM Night they both opened up the music room and allowed families to play the marimbas and learn how they are engineered to make the sound they do!
These girls love playing the giant marimba...I am not going to lie...so did I!
The Upcycled Challenge
|This student used the packaging from a toy to create a puppet stage and made sock puppets to be the actors. So fun!!|
Glengary Family STEAM Night
|Grid Art Collaboration!|
|Engineering with Zoobs!|
Marshmallow Pulse Activity
|Fun with Snap Circuits!|
|The Walled Lake Robotics Team Shared Their Creations!|