Countdown to Summer!
Summer is almost here and this EY Challenge is going to help you think of different ways to express and think of the numbers 20 to 1 as we countdown to summer!
Task: Create a Google Slides presentation, Pic Collage, or use any other app on your iPad to create a graphic for 20 days, 19 days, 18 days, etc. (see picture below). NOTE: If you don’t start this challenge until later this week or next week (or the following week), you don’t have to go back and do the ones that have already passed. BUT, in order to be included in the prize drawing, you have to complete at least 15 days total.
When you are finished with your 15+ days, you can email them to Dr. Spady at spady.lynn @ westside66.net
Some resources that might help you…
Calling all FUTURE ENGINEERS…It’s EWeek 2022!
Learn about 5 different types of engineers this week, solve the types of problems they solve, and possibly win a prize! Check back each day this week to find the problems and if you’d like to submit any problems, check with the EY Coordinator at your building. https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/engineers-week
Monday, Feb. 21: Geomatics Engineering
Geomatics engineers collect data and then analyze and interpret it to find solutions Geomatics engineering plays an important role in construction, transport, communication, mapping and research.
Click here for the problems: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p3tkRCP3-rBDfzT8hB11_lsWcKmyjFwD/view?usp=sharing
Tuesday, Feb. 22: Structural Engineering
Structural engineers design and analyze bridges, buildings and even things like concert stages. Environmental factors, what a structure will be used for and what type of weight will be put on it, and how this all might change from day to day before even beginning a design are all things that a structural engineer must consider.
Click here for the problems: https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/eweek-problem-day-tuesday
Wednesday, Feb. 23: Systems & Mechanical Engineering
Systems engineers need to ensure individual sub-systems and components of a large project all work together to perform the overall desired function. Mechanical engineering mostly work in HVAC(heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
Click here for the problems: https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/eweek-problem-day-wednesday
Thursday, Feb. 24: Nuclear Engineering
What if you could harness the energy that is released by reactions within atoms? That’s what nuclear engineering does! The energy released by reactions within atoms can be used to generate electricity, power transportation systems, and diagnose and treat illnesses.
Click here for the problems: https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/eweek-problem-day-thursday
Calling All Origamists!
Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/x1brett/5657827090
Origami by Children (OBC) is an annual exhibition of outstanding origami by children from around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity for young folders to share their work!
Even if you’re not interested in entering the contest, try your origami skills by checking out and completing the Origami Design Badge on the EY Website: https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/eybadgepage/fine-arts-badges
Get ready for Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week!
CS Ed Week is December 6-12 and it is an annual event to inspire students to learn about computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners in the CS field. https://www.csedweek.org/
If you want to save your progress:
1. Sign in with google @ code. org
2. Go to course catalog on the top left
3. Scroll down and click on hour of code view more choices.
4. Take a screenshot of your certificate when your project is complete.
There are several writing contests happening in the next few months. For this EY Challenge, check out the writing contests below and find one (or two or three) to enter!
Image Source: https://publicdomainvectors.org/en/free-clipart/Hand-writing-letter/36281.html
Another Bitsbox Challenge
Thank you to those of you who tried the first EY Challenge of the year. If you did, this challenge is an extension of that. If you didn’t do the first challenge, no worries. This video should help you get started. Also, here are some basic steps:
1. Draw a picture on paper or using an app on your iPad. Start with something simple like an animal. I drew this cow using Drawing Pad. Take a picture of your drawing or take a screenshot.
2. Go to Safari and type in bitsbox.com and in the upper right corner select “kids sign in” and use your Westside Google Account to sign in
3. From there, the video below should walk you through the steps.
This code is in the video, but here is another copy of what you’ll be typing in on Bitsbox.
Don’t forget to submit your work!
This challenge closes September 24
Doodle and Learn!
Vi Hart is one of my absolute favorite mathematicians and doodlers (I’m sure she has many more talents, but those 2 are the ones I admire the most). Watch some, part, all of the videos below and create a doodle for this week’s weekly challenge (also probably the last challenge for the 2020-21 school year). Don’t forget to submit your doodle using the link below!
Submit Your Work Here: https://forms.gle/hZNjptZXYiXUfsSk9
Nebraska Science Festival is happening the entire month of April and there are so many fun ways to participate!
Head over the NE SciFest website and check out the different contests, challenges, and learning opportunities!
Website Link: https://www.nescifest.com/