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Robotics Geometry

Academic Information:

  • Central Idea: Students use Dash robots (from Wonder Workshop) in conjunction with Path app to review and apply geometric concepts and vocabulary.

  • 3rd grade Standards: Math - Shape, Dimension, & Geometric Relationships - Geometric figures are described by their attributes

Learning Activity:

STEM Night at Casa

Due to an amazing partnership with the Casa de la Esperanza community, Indian Peaks hosted a STEM Night Thursday at the Casa Learning Center.  The event included many opportunities for students to play and learn with STEM gadgets, including Spheros, Cubelets, Dash & Dot robots, iPads, Chromebooks, MagFormers building sets, Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, and more!  Thanks to all of the volunteers from the Longmont community and Innovation Center!  Stay tuned for more events this summer at the Learning Center.

Spirit Week 3/30-4/3

The IPES STEM Leadership Team is sponsoring a school SPIRIT WEEK beginning March 30th.  They have selected and voted on activities that are hopefully available for all students.  Please help encourage students to get involved! Spirit Week:

Monday (3/30) Snack Day (Bring your own snack to school.)

 

Tuesday (3/31) Teacher Appreciation Day (Show thanks to your hard-working teachers.)

 

Wednesday (4/1) Pay it Forward Day (Do something nice for others, and they'll do something nice for someone else!)

STEM Night at Casa de la Esperanza

Join us for STEM Night at Casa de la Esperanza's Community Room at 1520 S. Emery St. in Longmont!

 

The event will run from 4:30pm-6:00pm on April 16th.  You will be able to explore:

*Cubelets

*Sphero Robots

*iPads and recommended apps

*Chromebooks

*Scratch Computer Programming

*Dash and Dot Robots

 

 

Mighty Moose VEX IQ Challenge

Congratulations to all the teams who participated in the VEX IQ Indian Peaks Mighty Moose Challenge!

The inagural event helped more than eighty students have a fun and challenging experience. Several students, teachers, and volunteers from around the community supported the event.

The robotics season concludes this Saturday with the state championships in Loveland. Of the thirty-two teams in the championships, twenty-seven are from St. Vrain Valley Schools!

SVVSD Innovation Center Trip

3rd graders were able to travel to SVVSD's Innovation Center to further their knowledge of robotics!  After walking to the neighboring space, Indian Peaks students were greeted by Innovation Center employees and welcomed to the classroom.  Students rotated through three stations with Sphero robots, Cubelets, and a tour.  The 3rd graders programmed Spheros to drive through mazes and jump plastic ramps.  In the Cubelets lesson, students discovered more about "think, sense, and act" cubes to customize their robot designs.

Marble Runs Encourage Iteration and Testing

2nd grade students had quite the introduction to their Balance and Motion unit! Their mission of the day was to create a roller coaster where one marble can travel in one full loop.

Dash and Dot come to iPeaks!

New robots have made their way into the Indian Peaks family! Squeals of delight have filled the hallways as Wonder Workshop robots' "On" button is lit! 

Kindergarteners and 1st graders put on Showcase Night

Congratulations to the Kindergarteners and 1st graders from Indian Peaks for a job well done at this year's Showcase Night!  Students were able to invite parents and families to attend a celebration of all their hard work throughout this first part of the year.  As the night began, families strolled by STEM prototypes and viewed a slideshow of pictures from previous STEM projects.  The slideshow also highlighted student work in Art class focusing on shapes and lines.  As the night progressed, the music portion of the night included student narration and many winter

2nd Annual STEM Family Design Night

The Indian Peaks STEM team collaborated to create this year’s design challenge. After considering different ideas about how we could improve various spaces at our school, we agreed that the Lost and Found was in need of improvement. That led us to create a design challenge around the question, “How might we improve our Lost and Found so that we can find objects quickly and easily?”

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