Tech Savvy, a program of AAUW, introduces girls in 6th through 9th grades to many types of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and teaches “savvy skills” such as critical thinking, sharing opinions, financial literacy, and negotiation.
Tech Savvy will be held April 21, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the College of St. Mary, 7000 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE.
Find out more at: https://aauw-ne.aauw.net/tech-savvy/
Learn how to make a really fun geometric toy—a Hexaflexagon
There are many types of flexagons. The names of flexagons tell the type of polygon and the number of faces. Hexaflexagons are paper polygons you will create in this math minute. They were first discovered in 1939 by Arthur Stone, who set up a Flexagon Committee to investigate their properties.
Watch this Vi Hart video and print off thes PDF instructions to help you.
Snap a picture of your finished project and send it to the EY coordinator in your building.
Info from http://www.auntannie.com/Geometric/HexaHexaFlexagon/
The Central Honors Institute (CHI) is a five-day residential academic camp for middle school students who have completed the 6th or 7th grade and who have demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership and maturity among their peers.
Students attend classes during the day (see below) and socialize with peers in the evenings while experiencing life on a community college campus.
- CHI Stream Team: During this biology based track, Stream Team campers will investigate living and non-living objects, food web, and biodiversity in a nearby aquatic ecosystem.
- FLY CHI Track: This track will focus on the fascinating aspect of flight from archery to ornithology, rockets, gliders, combustion and beyond!
- CSI at CHI Track: Campers in this track will investigate and solve a number of puzzling cases throughout the week.
- CHI Creativity Track: Campers will explore their creative potential through teamwork and cooperation.
To learn more, visit: https://www.cccneb.edu/chi/
Applications are due May 1, 2018
Word squares are grids of letters that cross horizontally and vertically. In the puzzle below, the word TRAP is located in the top row and left-most column; ROME can be seen in the second row from the top and the second column from the left; AMEN is found in the third row from the top and the third column from the left; and PENT occurs in the bottom row and in the right-most column. All the words cross each other in a perfect square arrangement. (taken from Psychology Today)
Take a look at this one. DEN is spelled vertically and horizontally in the first column and row respectively. EYE is spelled vertically and horizontally in the 2nd column/row, and NET is spelled vertically and horizontally in the 3rd column/row
Try These 3 Word Squares
If you’re really up for a challenge, try creating the Word Squares from these given clues! Use this sheet to record your answers. When finished, show your teacher or EY Coordinator.
1. 3 X 3 Square
- young male
- a natural mineral
- an affirmative answer
2. 3 X 3 Square
- to allow
- a time period
- a key on a computer
3. 3 X 3 Square
- a cereal grass
- unit of currency
- what everything comes to
4. 4 X 4 Square
- place to sit
- repetition of sound
- greeting used by sailors
5. 4 X 4 Square
- something that we want to achieve
- an evil giant
- to show the way
6. 4 X 4 Square
- to assert something as a fact
- intense feeling of affection
- large jug with a wide spout
7. 5 X 5 Square
- competitive pastime
- material on which we write
- the art of Giuseppe Verdi
- repeat of a TV show or series
- prefix meaning across or beyond
Each month, Jay and Harm provide a new writing prompt on their blog. The writing prompt may include a small piece of the story, describe key characters, or list other criteria that your story must include.
- Check out February’s writing prompt here: https://youtu.be/B7-cVZfD9Kw
- February Contest Deadline: February 20, 2018
- All students in grades K-8 are eligible.
Calling all doodlers K-12!
What inspires you? Express it in a creative doodle!
How it Works
Prizes: Prizes include scholarships, technology for your school, and a behind the scene experience with the Doodle team!
Submissions are due March, 2, 2018
Click here for the poster
Nebraska Association for the Gifted Parent Night
with Featured Speakers Dr. Kenneth Kiewra & Devin Patterson
When: February 22, 2018
Where: Embassy Suites Old Market
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Click here for the flier
Nebraska agriculture contributes more than $23 billion to Nebraska’s economy each year. Nebraska is home to nearly 50,000 farms and ranches utilizing 91% of the state’s total land area. Nebraska IS Agriculture!
All 1st-6th grade students are invited to participate in the 15th annual Nebraska Department of Agriculture Poster Contest. The theme is: Sharing the Story of Nebraska Agriculture. Check out the poster rules here and visit the contest website at: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/kids/
Deadline: March 1, 2018
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