February 29th is the last day to register for the Bethke Summer Academy before registration is open to other schools. Some of the classes are almost full, so now is the time to get registered. Summer Academy Info
The three 5th grade students from Bethke have made their final selections for their projects that they will use for their entries into this year's Young Scientist Challenge that is sponsored by the Discovery Channel and 3M.
Their project selection comes after weeks of brainstorming and research.
This past Thursday the middle schools of Preston and Kinard visited our fifth graders to teach them all about life at middle school. This was only the first visit because in April the fifth graders get to go visit the school they will be attending next year.
This week the 2nd graders are using the USB microscopes to learn more about cells and then they look at insects just for fun.
This morning the LEGO Builders Club used a trundle wheel measuring device that they built to compare the size of our desks and classroom with the size a work area and room on the International Space Station. An astronaut used a LEGO trundle wheel to measure things on his end. It took a lot of math to get the results that we needed.
The student council did candy grams this past week. A Candy gram is where you give candy and a card to someone of your choice. Candy grams were sold in the front of the building. They are doing it for the respite care here in Northern Colorado.
This past Monday we sent home information about this year's amazing Summer Academy here at Bethke. We have a lot of exciting classes that are open to students going into grades 3, 4, and 5. More Info.
Many of the greatest innovations of our time were first designed to solve a simple problem. This year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge encourages young people to solve everyday problems using science and innovation. When you are working in the field of science, the opportunities are endless! Look around you - science is everywhere. Your innovative ideas just may revolutionize the way we live.
We have selected three 5th grade students to represent Bethke in this challenge. Today they met for the first time and they are excited to get started. The students must create a 1-2 minute video describing a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem related to the way we move, keep ourselves healthy or make a difference. One student will win the coveted title of "America's Top Young Scientist."
We'll be posting updates as they prepare their entries for the April 19th deadline.
Today our Tuesday group of the Bethke LEGO Builders Club met before school at 7:45 and built trundle wheels to use to measure items. They are going to compare their results with the same experiments being done on the International Space Station.
The Bethke LEGO Builders Club meets every Tuesday before school at 7:45 OR every Wednesday after school until 4:00. This club is open to students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The cost is $25 for six weeks and is limited to 12 students (total for both meeting times).