Science Fairs, Pioneer History, Arctic Animal Yoga And Making Rockets And Rovers

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There is an endless amount of fun that happens during MOST after-school programming – just see for yourself.

It has been far too long since we’ve given an update on what the MOST school programs have been up to and boy do we have a lot to catch up on!

In Midkota, students hosted a Science Fair with 22 projects entered and 75 people coming out to find out what these imaginations have come up with! Students had dedicated an entire month prior to the fair to experimenting projects, investigating problems, creating hypothesizes and drawing from their data to come up with conclusions. To top it off, a group of high school students and Elementary Principal Gilbert Black volunteered to be judges. Everyone involved is a winner in our eyes! Great job everyone.

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In LaMoure students took a field trip and ventured to Kathryn, about 20 miles south of Valley City. Isn’t it everyone’s dream job to be on a busload of children for 40 minutes one direction? It is if you have fantastic students like these!

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Students visited the Prairie Waters Education and Research Center which provides environmental education and research opportunities for students, teachers and professionals in North Dakota. While visiting students learned that, long ago, pioneers had to make rafts to carry cargo through the waters.

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So, why not create a project out of it, right? Given supplies of 3 feet of string, a dozen sticks, pieces of wormwood and cattails, students were challenged to engineer rafts that could hold a basket of rocks with a goal of it floating downstream without capsizing or losing any of their rock supply. They did a fantastic job and enjoyed “living off the land.”


 

Arctic Animal Yoga 1Arcitc Animal Yoga 2Jamestown students at Louis L’Amour have also been busy. Back when the weather wasn’t so enjoyable students worked on flexibility with yoga poses, but this wasn’t something your average yogi would attend. These poses were renamed after Arctic animals and students had to guess which animal after demonstrations from their Head Teacher Miss Fullmer. The students rocked the guessing game and impressed with their knowledge of arctic animal names. Poses were learned one by one and at the end all were put together and students were tested on remembering all the names throughout the movements.

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More exciting things happening in Jamestown include the creation of both a rocket and rover using Engineering Adventures curriculum and incorporating the engineering design process. Check out the look of accomplishment on these smiling faces!

 

Oobleck 3Last, but certainly not least, is the student project after listening to Dr. Seuss’ book Bartholomew and the Oobleck during the week of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. A simple mixture of corn starch, water and food coloring created a masterpiece of Oobleck! Students then explored the texture and consistency to decide whether the mixture was a solid or a liquid. What a messy good time!

 

We hope your summer is as much fun as these kiddos have had!

We can’t wait to share more exciting adventures with you.

 


The mission of the Meaningful Out-Of School Time programs is to help students meet state and local student standards in core Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math subjects.  It offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

 The South East Education Cooperative hosts the MOST program in: Barnes County North, Circle of Nations, Edgeley, Ellendale, Fairmount, Fargo (Carl Ben Eilson, Jefferson, Madison and McKinley), Griggs County Central, Jamestown (LincolnLouis L’AmourRoosevelt and Washington), LaMoure, Midkota, Wahpeton (Central and Zimmerman), and West Fargo (Eastwood, LE Berger and CHARISM STEM Club).

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