Calling all Geographers!
Stretch your geography skills by studying several of these Wonderopolis Wonders :
Where is the Forbidden City?- #644
Where is the Windy City?- #897
Where is the Quietest Town in American?-#1557
Which City Has the Longest Name?-#1123
Where is the Oldest City in America?-#692
Where are the Suburbs?-#1547
Have You Ever Been to the Big Apple?-#718
Where is Timbuku?- #1064
Where is the Big Easy?-#1143
How are Cities Founded?-#1229
For each wonder that you study, come up with a creative way to show what you learned. If you would like, create some geography bee style questions. Share your questions and answers in the comments.
Stone Soup is in the process of gathering work for their September issue which will be science themed. Check out the many types of work you can submit:
- write up a science fair project or experiment for Stone Soup readers to try
- write a short essay about any area of science that fascinates you (i.e. comets, dinosaur coloration, the geology of a place near where you live, something about the weather, etc.)
Check out more details here. All entries are due July 1, 2018.
The Omaha Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Write and illustrate a poem using the CCEW theme, “Dive into Marine Chemistry.”
Contest Deadline: April 24, 2018
Contest Details: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ccew/illustrated-poem-contest.html
Prizes: Local winners advance to the national contest for a chance to win cash prizes. ACS will award $300 to first-place and $150 to second-place national contest winners in each grade category!
Winners of the Omaha Local Section’s Illustrated Poem Contest will advance to the National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win prizes!
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