The adventures of a homeschooling family

Howard and Rachel
Annie, Emma, Sarah, Laura and Adam

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stem fair

This year, Emma participated in a STEM  math class. They learned about tesselations, structures and design. Each student designed and built their own bridges out of toothpicks and glue.
After all the bridges were finished, they attended the STEM fair, which replaced the science fair. The kids displayed their bridges and their plans. There were also additional displays by kids as young as Kindergarten. 
The bridges were tested to the breaking point, and compared according to how much the bridge weighed vs. How much weight it could hold.
I think Emma enjoyed the class. She also got to be with other kids who will be going to Outdoor Ed camp with her next month. Some of them she already knew from last year, and swim team. 
The future engineers, with their brave and patient teacher.

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