Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 19 - Vote for Virginia Schools

Amanda at Crittendon applied for a National $100,000 STEM Lab makeover grant the end of last year and received word that her school has made it as a semifinalist.  

The second part of the selection process is receiving Facebook votes on NOV 19.  It is a 24 hour voting period only.  

Please vote on NOV 19 for Crittenden Middle School at and spread the word to colleagues, friends, and family.  

Crittendon provided the flyer right and video below that you can pass around or send via email. 

(You can also tweet, email or post this on your Facebook using the links below).

Monday, November 9, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Reengineering Electric Cars at Gunston MS

from today's Washington Post:

Luz Chamorro's sixth graders are reengineering cars for other young people.

After-school project teaches kids engineering, helps others get moving.

Through GoBabyGo, sixth-graders rewire toy cars to help
kids with disabilities.


Middle-schoolers don’t usually play with toy cars. But in a classroom in Arlington, Virginia, a group of sixth-graders gather around a plastic Lightning McQueen car, ready to rev it up.
The students not there to play with it, exactly, but to figure out how it works — and prepare the car for a driver who needs it.
Eight students from Gunston Middle School are rewiring the battery-powered