Several members of the WHAM Science Lab Team and Dr. Legoria were recently interviewed by George Morris from the Advocate. They discussed with him the impact of having pets in the classroom and the numerous real-world connections that are made. All students in grades K-5 visit the WHAM Science Lab each week where they receive hands-on standards based instruction, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to complete the Science Lab Helper application which includes an essay. Parent permission is also a requirement. All members of the team complete an orientation, where they learn about safety and the responsibility that comes along with the job.
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A team of 4th and 5th grade WHAM students recently participated in Destination Imagination (DI), in Bossier City, LA. DI is a kid-powered; team driven event where students explore STEAM concepts in a hands-on environment while encouraging teamwork and celebrating differences. We are proud to announce that our students received the Renaissance Engineering Design Award for creating a hydraulic system arm model. This event was the culmination of a season filled with hard work, preparation, and creativity.
WHAM in conjunction with Discovery Education hosted a Mardi Gras-themed STEM Family Night. During this event, parents, students, and other community stakeholders engaged in a variety of interactive, hands-on learning experiences led by the school’s expert team of STEM Educators, student presenters, and community partners, including LSU Engineering Club, Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, Department of Environmental Services, Baton Rouge Community College College STEM Outreach, LSU Ag Center, LIGO, and CAM-D. Over 200 students and their families attended the event which showcased how STEM makes learning come alive!
WHAM 4th grade students visited the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) which is supported by the National Science Foundation and operated by Caltech and MIT. The Science Education Center at LIGO seeks to use cutting edge science and engineering to inspire the scientist in every visitor. Be sure to stop by the LIGO exhibit during STEM Night at WHAM on Thursday, February 28th.