U R Made of Atoms
U Have Mass
U Take Up Space
What a FANTASTIC message on so many different levels! This was designed and created by the Extended Day students in the Before Care STEM Program at St. Catherine of Bologna School. The shapes on the wall are silhouette projections of the students.
Wow! What an experience. Grades 4 and 6 went to Chef Central in Paramus for a baking class. Chef Jim Edwards was wonderful. He kept in touch before the day of our trip, emailing an overview of his class and worksheets. He accommodated our request for using the Metric System, weighing and measuring ingredients very much like a chef or scientist. He explained everything on their level. The students mixed 12 ingredients the proper way focusing attention on details. Eventually they emerged with their own personal carrot cakes. He had two chefs helping. They were knowledgable, patient and very personable. I cannot say enough good about this experience. chef Edwards and his colleagues worked well with the students giving them help, knowlege and insight into being accurate bakers whenever needed, all three chefs made a wonderful team. Thank you for a phenomenal STEM experience. When we returned to school we culminated our experience with a video that tied in the history and religion behind waffles! What a great learning experience! Review pictures in our photo gallery.
The 6th grade was involved in a STEM project at the Beular Challenger Center where they had to develop a system to move a solid from one another point to another point a distance of 3 meters.
Congratulations to the STEM competition winners:
1st Place: McGinty Family
2nd Place: Morelli Family
3rd Place: Schroll-Leone Team
This years competition was to build a apparatus out of sticks, tape, strings, etc. to rescue an animal that fell down a sewer. Each family had 60 minutes to design, build, test and compete their designs.
In order for students to keep abreast of the advances in our world today, our school has adopted the STEM pedagogy to introduce new ideas and methodologies to our students. While developing Catholic/Christian values, we encourage the intellectually curious by having hands-on, mind-on activities for self-exploration .