Friday, April 20, 2018

 I wanted you to be able to see the amazing 3-D sculptures the bumble bees made because they will not be strong enough to make it home in a backpack. The children had multiple items to try to fashion their structures out of but found that the chenille rods and marshmallows were the most successful. They discovered that squares were strong but triangles were stronger as some of the cubes and  rectangular prisms collapsed but the triangular prisms and triangle based pyramids held strong. I was surprised and so proud at the successes of many of our little engineers!


Friday, April 13, 2018

 In a STEAM challenge this week Bumblebees, Ladybugs and their mentors used 40 cups and built the tallest tower possible. The tallest topped out at 37 inches before tumbling to the ground.


Next they combined teams and each half of the room worked to build the tallest tower possible. Students discovered the circular tower was strong and stable whereas the straight line tower fell easily and was not nearly as high. Students also noted that arguments within the groups were not productive and teamwork enabled a much more successful result. 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

 More from the science fair! Here Bumblebees are carefully explaining their scientific process to visitors. The battery experiment went on to win 2nd place in the Regional Science Fair!





Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 Another great year of the Bumblebees participating in the Science Fair. The students were all very well informed about their work. Thanks to all the parents who put in countless hours of assistance. There were also great learning experiences happening as we toured the school and had so many other kids explain their science to us.





Friday, March 16, 2018

 Put some paint, an Alka-Seltzer and a little water in a closed film canister, set it down and back up! The chemical reaction causes lots of excitement in explosive, artistic STEAM fun!






 We are so proud of the amazing work all the lower school students at Seabury did in their performance this week. Acting, singing, playing instruments, running a Foley pit, making entrances and exits, being off stage quietly, and creating an entertaining show for everyone. Bravo, Brava!!






Friday, March 9, 2018

 In our study of space we made rockets today. Students designed, built, and used breath as propulsion to make their own rockets fly across the room. NASA would be proud of all our little astro-engineers.









 I wanted you to be able to see the amazing 3-D sculptures the bumble bees made because they will not be strong enough to make it home in ...