Family STEAM Night

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Family STEAM Night

(Science Technology Engineering Art Math)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

5:00-6:30 pm

Math Games!  Estimation Station!  Drumming!

Science Experiments!  Wood-Shop!  Building Activities!

Line Dancing!  Raffles!  Refreshments and More…


Robot Revolution Block Party at MSI

The Jose de Diego and Sabin robotics team are participating in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s Robotic Revolution Block Party Sunday, Oct 11, 2015.

This is the 2nd year that Jose de Diego was invited to participate.  Last year Diego’s robotics team was honored as the only CPS middle school invited to participate with high school robotics teams.

Check out their robots as they play soccer and students show off their engineering and programming skills!  Then tour the Robot Revolution special exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.


Quiz Tues and a heads up about next week’s homework

Our first quiz is Tuesday on observation and inference.  Students should be able to define and identify examples of observation (both qualitative and quantitative kinds of observation) and inference.

Students took a “practice” quiz yesterday so they could see how tests are set up.  I create tests in sections so that students and I can tell exactly what they know and what they need help with.  When a scantron is graded, you can quickly see which section has those red marks indicating a concept that has not yet been mastered. 

Next week we will get into workshop #4 on the atmosphere.  You will be doing a “fun notes” activity.  I’ve already posted the fun notes sheet and some resources to use when researching the layers of the atmosphere.  Your fun notes should be done on white copy paper- you can use the regular 8.5 x 11″ size or the large 11 x 17 size.  Do not use anything larger than 11 x17! (that means DO NOT USE A POSTER!)  Atmosphere Layers fun notes are due no later than Friday, Sept 14.  You may turn it in early, but you LATE ATMOSPHERE LAYERS FUN NOTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!


Reading Selections:

Tips for Surviving in Antarctica (New York Times)


What’s Your Sunburn IQ?  Take this survey on Blackboard and we’ll review the results in class. Remember you must login to Blackboard to take the survey.  (You can also get to this survey by going to our class Blackboard site and selecting the blue “assessments” button.)  Source: Farenga, Stephen J, and Daniel Ness. “Developing Sun Sense: Learning about Protection from the Sun.” Science Scope. Summer 2008: 64-66. Print.  Visit <> to order the article from NSTA.  Members can access the article for free.