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OB Science and Innovation Night

Old Bonhomme's 1st annual Science and Innovation Night was Friday, April 6th.  The focus was STEAM, and it included over 30 outside agencies, high school and elementary student showcases, food trucks, GooseChase scavenger hunt and the Science fair. Over 200 students & their families attended, and we gave away over 40 prizes from sponsor donations. What an amazing night!



Flyer and banner designed by Patricia Brown
Our event started with a Science Fair.  From 6pm-6:30, students had the opportunity to share their Science Fair projects in the library. Check out this little scientist
At the registration table, families received a map, scavenger hunt info, and cool giveaways including stickers, pencils, bags, and buttons. Did I mention we had over 200 kids register? What a crowd!

Between 6:30-7:30pm we had student & agency showcases. 
The most exciting part for me was the student showcases.  STEM is for Girls is an after school club designed to teach girls about coding. Students…
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WHAT IS A QR CODE?
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_codes

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2nd grade students had just completed their unit on States of Matter, and I was looking for a way to incorporate my new ozobots I won for my school, and I came across this great blog post by Kim Mattina in which she used Ozobots with middle schoolers to program the States of Matter. I modified the lesson to address curriculum objectives for 2nd grade, and then along the way,  I found a way to connect it to their mapping unit too. 

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