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  • Blog will be moving to SeeSaw for the 16-17 school year.

    Posted by Rachel Van Hazinga on 9/19/2016

    The STEaM Blog will be moving to the SeeSaw APP to share our blog posts for the 16-17 school year. Please be patient while we learn this new process. 

     

     

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  • Vietnam Memorial by Amanda

    Posted by Rachel Van Hazinga on 4/8/2016

    The eighth and seventh grade students recently went on a field trip to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial. While we were there we spent most of our time studying the design of the memorials. It is however impossible to leave there without gaining new knowledge about the Vietnam Era. The memorial was fun but it was also pretty depressing. Thinking about all the people who died in this war, the memorial is perfect to honor them. Everything had symbolism, it was tragically beautiful.

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  • Learning Commons Planning by Bassel

    Posted by Rachel Van Hazinga on 4/8/2016

    The school’s architect came in and we explained what we would like to have in this learning space, and a lot of our plans weren’t allowed due to the school’s code such as the spiral staircase, that didn’t work because of the fire code, it was a disappointment because really a lot of our ideas were canceled.

    Bassell I

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  • Our Class Trip to New York City by Brynn

    Posted by Rachel Van Hazinga on 4/8/2016

    On March 10, 2016, our entire eighth grade class took a field trip to New York City. We attended two different museums, The Body Worlds Exhibit and the MoMath Museum. Each was exciting and unique, and I had a fantastic time. Not only did we get to learn and explore in each museum, we also got to observe building’s designs/layouts, and get inspiration from things around the city. I’m really glad I got to go on this trip.

        To be completely honest, I didn’t expect to like the MoMath Museum as much as I did. I was picturing in my mind a place full of math geeks doing calculus, and reciting pi to the hundredth number. But I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the museum was entirely hands-on, and actually quite fun! I got to play games, paint with a virtual paintbrush and canvas, and even attempted to solve a puzzle on a special part of the floor! My favorite part of the MoMath Museum was the spinning chairs. Heather and I had a great time on them, and we doubled up and tried to balance the chairs in many different ways.

        The Body Worlds exhibit was also very cool. Real human skeletons, muscles, nerves, and more were visible to us as we explored the museum. I was fascinated but slightly grossed out by all the realistic looking bodies around me. There was plenty of information to read and reflect on. I learned a lot more about the human body then I knew before we took the trip. Overall, this was another exhibit I will not forget.

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  • Design Trip February 2016 - New Jersey Vietnam Memorial by Christian

    Posted by Rachel Van Hazinga on 4/8/2016

    Here in STEaM, we have been approaching the endeavour of the DC project, this will be a cross curricular project between STEaM, Social Studies, and Language Arts. This project is meant to prepare us for the trip to Washington D.C. To start this process of the project we began by visiting New Jersey’s Vietnam Memorial to explore the thematic elements that would be necessary for the integrated project. Since the eighth graders would be making a thematic tour, knowing themes of memorial and how it was designed allowed us to have insight into the great world of designing. It is these facts that we discovered that would help us grow in our learning during the time of our major project.

    All of the museum and the memorial was obviously circular, which led us to think that it was designed to express a sense of unity. Sophie Yevchak of the eighth grade described this sense of unity as, “It made me feel happy and fabulous, but also that it finally seemed like some else expressed my love for circles.” Another eighth grader, Zoe Kukowski, described navigating the circular pattern as, “Fun.” As you can tell it was an experience that all the students enjoyed, and learned greatly from and will allow them to grow in the detail of their themed tour. This made it important for all to learn from.      

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  • NYC Trip by Eleeza

    Posted by Rachel Van Hazinga on 4/8/2016

    When the 8th grade went to New York City we had a purpose for being there. The science part was going to the Bodies Exhibit. There we looked at real human bodies in different stages of dissection. I thought I was going to be grossed out by the exhibit but instead I was fascinated. After the Bodies Museum we walked several blocks away to the Madison Square park. There we ate our lunch. The last place we visited was the MoMath Museum. It was amazing, in the museum we were able to interact with all of the exhibits. The first thing that I tried was riding a tricycle with square wheels. The tricycles were on a platform with ridges that allowed that square wheels to circle perfectly. They also had a second floor with even more things to do. After about an hour the entire class went into a conference room where we were thought about knots. It turned a little crazy when they had us create human knots, but all was fun.

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  • A Trip to The Hotdog Vendor by Ethan

    Posted by Rachel Van Hazinga on 4/8/2016

    On our trip to New York, we got to go to two museums, the Body Worlds Exhibit and the MoMath Museum.  Riding on square wheel bikes in the math museum, and walking around the streets of New York left me and Jake very hungry.  We wanted to enjoy a nice burger from Shake Shack, but the line was too long, then we thought McDonald's was a good idea but it was too far a walk away, so at the end of the day we saw a Chipotle and yet again we were not allowed to go.  But we made it to a hotdog vendor, , I got a hotdog and Gatorade, and Jake got a hotdog and Pepsi.  The hotdog was symmetrically split in half, where he would put the ketchup inside, it tasted amazing.

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