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    Welcome to the Little Leaves STEM webpage!  Check back here weekly for updates, photos, changes in schedule, and other information regarding our STEM program

    STEM Update May 8, 2017
    Last week our STEM session explored the Engineering Design Process, and students worked to design a Ping-Pong Pursuit pathway.  Our next class hopes to be just as fun and informative!
    The Smithsonian Institution offers many STEM activities throughout the summer, including the one listed below.  Check out the Smithsonian website for further information!  
    Free 'Making STEM Magic' Event -- 'Red Rover: Mission to Mars'
    Audience: All Educators and Students
    Event Date: June 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    Category: Museum Events and Exhibits, Contests and Things to Do
    Join Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for "Making STEM Magic," a new program that introduces young visitors to engineering in a fun and creative way. Each month's challenge involves designing, building and testing a prototype. In June, participants will learn about NASA's mobile laboratories and will design their own rolling rover. This free event will take place at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

     Little Leaves UPDATE APRIL 28, 2017

    Little Leaves will return for three encore sessions on three consecutive Thursday's in May!

    Our meetings will take place in the HES gymnasium.  Please do NOT drop your student(s) off before 8:15AM! 


    May 4, May 11 and May 18


    This program will be held alongside our Curiosity program with 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.  It is a science/physics/leadership opportunity, and a chance for our STEM students to participate in team building activities while learning. 

    If your child is interested, check out the Update and PERMISSION SLIP.  Please direct any questions to Andrea Mangold at amangold@crsd.org.

    Thank you!


    Little Leaves update January 4

    Today in Little Leaves we introduced the Engineering Design Process.  Our students were presented with a problem, and worked in groups to collaborate on a solution!  The problem was to build a bridge that a small car could cross over under its own power.  Our students rose to the challenge, and each group constructed a unique bridge, and learned a bit about engineer thinking in the process!

    What I Did Today in Little Leaves



    Holland Elementary Science Fair

    Wednesday, February 22 
    It is time for students to begin preparing for the upcoming Science Fair at Holland Elementary!  Our annual Science Fair is a showcase for discovery, learning, and all the neat ways you can explore the principles and methods of the world of Science!  Astronomy, Physics, Geology, Biology, Chemistry.....you can choose any area of science that interests you and find a fun experiment to share with others!  There are many places on the internet to help you find the right experiment for you - and these sites also help you with planning, materials, setting up your poster display, and how to demonstrate your project for others!
    For a start try SCIENCE BUDDIES for great ideas and a list of projects!  And if you need help, ask your classroom teacher!