November 7, 2016

At the end of one session last week, one pair of students donated their work to Let's Build (thanks guys!) 

Their first rocket was very simple - folded nose and no fins.  It did not produce a smooth flight.  Their first revision was to add fins.  After testing, they de...

May 18, 2016

This week and next we are in Hillside's four kindergarten classrooms running Bears Across the Atlantic.  This engineering design challenge asks students to explore whether certain items sink or float. 


Applying this knowledge, groups of two and three build a boat stro...

May 1, 2016

Many thanks to Broadmeadow 5th graders and their teachers!  We had a wonderful week building, testing and revising stomp rockets.  Special thanks to our dedicated volunteers - 5th grade parents and our CORE volunteers for helping with supplies,clean up and launching....

April 6, 2016

We've launched a new unit for grade 1!  Waterwheels asks students to design, build and test paddles for waterwheels.  The paddles capture flowing water which moves the wheel and lifts a bucket of stones.  How many stones can your paddles lift?


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