Save the Date: STEAM Fair Night is Coming Up


STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)         Fair Night

**We are seeking pie donations – in honor of Pi Day – that we will be selling for dessert this evening. Please contact Middle School Science teacher Mrs. Huetter if you are able to donate. Thank you!

When: March 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm

Schedule:

6:00-6:15 pm:  Science Fair awards and “Welcome” on the green hill

6:00-8:00 pm: Sonoran hot dogs, nachos, quesadillas, drinks and pie for sale

6:15-7:30 pm:

  • Creative Ways to move paint – Room 901
  • Engineering Your City – Room 902
  • Technology Exploration – Room 903
  • Math and more – Room 904 and middle school ramada

6:15-8:00 pm: Science Fair Boards and presentations in MPR

7:00-8:00 pm: “Telescopes and the planets” on lower basketball courts

**This event is free and family friendly. Please no drop offs.

Pi Charts Help Middle School Students Learn about 3.14…


Middle school students in Ms. Miranda’s math class took the number Pi into their own hands to celebrate Pi Day, which took place on March 14.

Students created Pi charts. They cut out strips of paper to represent each digit of Pi. Then, they taped the strips down on paper and treated it as though it were the diameter of a circle. Using the strips, students were able to find area and circumference of a circle that would have the diameter they cut.

Students were required to complete at least 3.14, but some went a bit further – and completed up to 3.141592654.  Wow – what an engaging lesson!

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Educational Fun on Pi Day!


On Pi Day – March 14 – all of the fifth graders held a Pi Day celebration and learned a lot while doing so! Teachers incorporated readings, intriguing activities and math lessons into the fun morning of events. Students were engaged and had great fun learning about the number whose digits keep on going.

About Pi: (from www.math.com) Pi is the name given to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. That means, for any circle, you can divide the circumference by the diameter and always get exactly the same number. It doesn’t matter how big or small the circle is, Pi remains the same. Pi is often written using the symbol  and is pronounced “pie”.

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