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    4th Marking Period Remote Learning Classwork: Below you can find this week's STEM challenge! Please feel free to work with other family members as you build, iterate and create your solution to the challenge. If you complete it, please send me a photo of your finished build, and I will post in on the site!  If you run into any difficulties or need some help email me right away and I support you any way I can!  These STEM challenges are available for anyone in grades K-8 to participate in, and feel free to complete any of our past challenges for some fun if you missed them.  You can also click on the "Science files and Links" tab on the left for a bunch of really cool science interactive sites to explore!

    I will be posting a new video/resource each week as we navigate remote learning together! There will be a special addition each WEDNESDAY... as I post this weeks "Riddle"... (an..outside of the box type of challenge, like in class!!...)

    Also, I have added a link below so you can access the other Specials Teachers sites for some other fun weekly activities! Be Strong and Be Safe! 

    SPECIALS TEACHERS SITES / ACTIVITIES  (Click to access!)

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    Week of May 25

    Weekly Stem Challenge!!

    HATTERS UP

    multi view paper for designing

    Hatters Up Directions Video

    My Hatters Up Example Video

    Square coins and Triple Threat Riddle Answers

    Riddle Of the Week

    Extra Riddle of the Week 

    (because I was told the first was too easy!! Lol)

    First Hat Design: Ryder Schlemmer!!!

     Ryder's Hat

    Layla's Fancy Hat!

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    With Live Sports at a bare minimum right now, people are really getting creative with their trick-shots, workouts and amazing feats.. As a soccer player all through college, and a coach for all the years after that... I had to share this video.. of my new soccer hero! Enjoy!

    Future Soccer Stud

     

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    Week of May 18

    STEM CHALLENGE

    Tower OF Cards

    Tower of cards directions video

    My Card tower Ideas video

    Riddles of the Week

     

    First Card Tower: Hailey Loven!

    Cool sturdy platform, I expected a JOKER on top from YOU!! lol  Logan's Double Tower! Nice!  Evan's tower.. Mastery!! Excellent job!! He said about 12 inches and our current leader!!  Lucas' Apartments.. Two floors and super sturdy! Awesome build dude!!  Layla's card tower!! Awesome job!! Thumbs up all the way!!!  Ryder's Perseverance : when something falls, make the most of it! Great job..4 levels high!!!!

     

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    Week of May 11 

    STEM CHALLENGE

    Riddle Of the Week: Square Coins

    Calling All Lego Kids

    This week's challenge is all about building in a unique way: Structures that mystify! Using blocks to make a build that is balanced, but doesn't look like it! Check out this example:........ Can you make your own???

     Floating Legos  What is holding it up?  Balance Counter-balance  The floating platform

    Josh Yi First Lego build!!

    Zach Alves Cool Car Building!!  Nice Job!!!  Annika's leaning tower! Cool building!!!  Josh's Weebly Wobbly Building!! Awesome job!!!  Josh Yi..Unbalanced Balanced!! Great Build!!  Logan Swirly Staircase build.. cool design for a hotel maybe!!  Layla and Ryder's Balancing Aircraft!! Great Work!!   Hailey Loven Floating Building with string supports!! GREAT JOB!!!   Hailey's Floating Building Video

     

    MR.MARTINO GOT CALLED OUT!!!

    It seems that one of our 4th grade students thought it would be "funny" to give me a challenge this week: Build a bridge using only two index cards, three toothpicks and some tape, that can hold up 5 good sized books... Here is the result:

    Martino Call Out Result

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    Week of May the 4th Be With You!!!

    Family Stem Challenge!!

    Peace a Piece a Pizza

    Peace Piece Pizza Directions Video

    Swiss Cheese Paper Example

    Riddle of the week: 1after909 

    Bonus Riddle For Parents/Grandparents/Kids and Beatles Fans alike:

    39 Hidden Beatles Songs

    Keira Kreig and Evan Trainor: First Swiss Cheese Paper Entries!! (click to see their videos!!)

    Keira Success!!   Evan Success!!  Kayla Success!!! Great Assist Dad!! Logan Success!!! Kaitlyn Success!!

    Kaitlyn Santillo AWESOME DESIGN!!!! Now that is huge!!

    1st Paper Bridge: Keira Kreig

    How many pennies is that Keira?? Great Design!!!!  Evan Trainor- 75 pennies!! AMAZING JOB!!!  Logan Bridge 73 pennies !! Nice Work!!

    Pizza Pizzaz Pics:

    Nice Slice of Pepperoni Keira!!!  Delicious!!!  Ryder Schlemmer Delicious pizza with Anchovies!!  Logan's Pizza... AWESOME DETAIL!!  It looks straight from the oven!!

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    Week of April 27

    FAMILY STEM CHALLENGE!!!!

    Paper Plate Perplexed

    Paper Plate Challenge Video Directions

    Paper Plate Examples Video

    Riddle of the Week: THREE HATS

    Send me your examples and results and I will post them on my site! If you missed a past challenge, that's ok, you can still do it and I will post it!! Good Luck and Have Fun!

    EVAN TRAINOR 1st Submission for "FLYING PLATEY"

    2 plate UFO 20 Feet!!!! Creative Cuts Evan!!  Logan Foster 24 feet "Frisbee Style"  

    Logan's Video "Frisbee Style"

    JOSEPH SPRAGUE 1st Submission for "GINORMOUS PAPER SNAKE"

    Joseph Sprague 2 rooms long!!!! WOW GREAT JOB Logan Foster Snake: 94 inches! Great Job!!!  Lucas Reres Snake: 6.5 sidewalk blocks long!! AWESOME JOB!!

    Pablo Plate-casso:

    Layla and Ryder Schlemmer Great Art work!!  Logan Foster: Sun... We certainly need some of that!!! Great job!  American Gothic- mr m Girl With a Pearl Earring

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    Week of April 18 
    FAMILY STEM CHALLENGE!!!!

    Launch Time Catapult Directions

    Catapult Video Directions

    How to build a simple catapult video

    Riddle of the week: Hidden Animals

    FIRST CATAPULT SUBMISSION: LUCAS RERES!!! 5 FEET!!

    Lucas Reres Catapult..shooting Peeps READY....AIM.....FIRE... Great Shot!! 56 inches and slid to 5 FEET! AMAZING JOB!!

     

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    APRIL 6

    FAMILY STEM CHALLENGE!!!!

    MOON LANDER

    Send me an email with a picture of your lander and your total score, and I will  post them! GOOD LUCK!!!! mmartino@etsdnj.us

    MOON LANDER WINNERS!!: Jakayla & Sean Melleny

    FIRST BUILT MOON LANDER: Lucas Reres

    15 pennies (2 fell out on impact.) Score: 9 Great work!!!   Layla and Ryder Schlemmer..20 pennies (17 survived...score:11points) Great job!!!!  Team Melleny: Jakayla and Sean 33 points (right now...)

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    March 30

    FAMILY STEM CHALLENGE!!! 

    WINNING TIME: IRISA SERRANO 2hrs 23 minutes! Congrats~

    ICE CUBE CHALLENGE 

    Submitted Pics: if you hover over a picture you will see their time! You can send me your picture/score through email and I will post it!  mmartino@etsdnj.us

    Shaving cream, a rock, ice on the rock.. 1 Hour Ten minutes! Ant DeGregory   Jakayla:Qtips Bubble gum wrapper 30mins, Mom'sToothpick cardboard tube longer than 30..mom wins!  Irisa and Isabella Serrano! Q-tip 1:38, Shave cream  2:23!! WOW  Saniah Williams: q-tips 22mins38seconds, rock:35 mins 46secs. Nice!  Kaitlyn Santillo: shaving cream bubblegum wrapper 23mins/ Mom paperclips 21 mins (really cool looking!!!)  Hannah Bazo and Mom: Q-tips and bubblegum wrapper from different heights in the glass..Hannas 2 hrs, Moms 1.5 hrs. Great Job!  Sean Melleny Toothpicks and Bubble gum wrapper.. vs. his Sister Jakayla... who will win???   Brianna Barron Qtips and Toothpicks! Great job!  Dayvion Stephens-Fletcher 45 mins to 1hr! Great work!

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    K-8 ExTRA STEM ACTIVITES AND LINKS For REMOTE LEARNING

    Click on the links below for some fun and challenging STEM activities to do by yourself, or with your family! Each week I will also post a weekly challenge you can participate in! Have Fun!  If you send me a picture of your project I will post it above!!

    1. STEM LINKS and Websites

    2. Some more activites

     

    Can you build a Marshmallow Snowman..without tape or glue? Joshua and Anninka Ettrick did!! Check it out! 

    Melting ends and letting them cool!! Awesome idea!!  Zach Alves Marshmallow Snowman!! Looks Great Zach!!!  Hannah Bazo's Marshmallow Men!! Great Job!!

    Design a "Future Car" Challenge:

    Zach Alves: Cool Idea! I love the protective bubble and claws!!!

     

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    ECS Robotics Team 2018-2019

    competition held at BCS. 

    4th Place overall

    (only car to complete course without a penalty!)   

     

     

    2018-2019 ECS Robotics Team    Doesn't get much closer than that!! (Blue line was the finish line..)    

     
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