The Science and Engineering Fair is on January 25th....are you ready for it?

 The science and engineering fair is an exciting time for students at North Elementary. They now have access to the Southern Utah University STEM Resource and Tutor   Center. Utilizing the science lab and equipment, any student can have access to the tutors and resources they need to succeed at the science and engineering fair.  How students will be judged will be announced soon.

 Students shouold use the NGSS science and engineering practices when putting together their science fair boards which include:

  1. Ask questions and define a problem
  2. Develop models
  3. Plan and carry out an investigation
  4. Analyze and interpret data
  5. Use mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Construct explanations from their evidence
  7. Engage in argument from their evidence
  8. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information

 They can also use the 7 crosscutting concepts as tools for their science thinking and reasoning.  

  1. Patterns
  2. Cause & effect
  3. Scale, Proportion, & quantity
  4. Systems and system models
  5. Matter & energy
  6. Structure & function
  7. Stability & change

 There is a new shift of looking at science as a process, instead of a series of outlined steps like in the scientific method. Finding out what interests the students and what   questions they might have about the world around them is the first step in the process that might lead the student down a path of scientific discovery.

 Grades K-2 will be emphasizing different aspects of the scientific process and experimenting and drawing conclusions as a whole class demonstration. They will be   showcasing their class projects at the science and engineering fair.

 Grades 3-5 will be picking their topic, researching their topic, planning their experiment and using the NGSS practices to prepare to participate in the science and  engineering  fair in January. 

 If you need more information about these practices, go to NGSS's website:  https://www.nextgenscience.org/

 

 

 

 

Get your pictures in the yearbook!  

The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook.  If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them.  Our photographers can’t be everywhere.  

Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. 


Here is how you can submit photos online:

  1. Go to https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
  2. Enter username:  409833598
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
  4. Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information
  5. Click “Save Details” 


It’s that easy!  Submit your photos today!

The last day to submit photos is 02/15/2018. 

Thank you and enjoy the rest of the school year! 
Sincerely, 
Yearbook Adviser and the 2018 Yearbook Staff. 


The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.  We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. 

 

 

Our Snowball Fight Is on! 

The seasons are changing, and so are our box top contests.  Get every box top you can find because we are having a snowball fight! 


The class with the fewest snowballs on their door at the end wins! 


Timeline:  Now until the end of February.  

 

  • 1 snowball for 10 box tops  5 snowballs for 25 box tops
  • 10 snowballs for 50 box tops
  • A shovel to wipe your door clean is 100 box tops 


 *bonus: the class that turns in the highest average of box tops will receive an extra 25 snowballs. 


 *bonus: class that turns in $100 worth of box tops will win an extra surprise. 


Throw Snowballs: Starting December 10th snowballs will be given to throw. 


 Classes will throw (tape) the paper snowballs to the doors (cardboard). 


 Be the class with the fewest snowballs! 


*Don’t forget about the free Box Top app!  It could triple the amount of box tops you are able to get.  Just keep track of what you earn and let me know.  Often you can receive over 100 box tops just for taking a picture of your receipt after buying things that might already be on your list.