An atom has protons and neutrons in its nucleus, and electrons zipping around the nucleus in orbits.
When protons, neutrons and electrons start combining in specific numbers, you have atoms with recognizable traits. For example, if you have eight protons, neutrons and electrons you have an oxygen (O) atom. If you have seven protons, neutrons and electrons you have a nitrogen (N) atom.
The term “element” is used to describe atoms with specific characteristics. There are almost 120 known elements, generally organized in the Periodic Table.
Mr. Loar’s 6-8 team science students used their names to identify elements to study in depth.
Continue reading “It’s Elemental”
2-4 team students have been learning about computer coding with a Code & Go™ Robot Mouse Activity Set by Learning Resources®.
The objective is to program the mouse to reach the cheese.
Continue reading “Coding a Mouse in a Maze”
The LGS Parent Group organizes a range of events throughout the year, including a “Trunk or Treat.”
This year’s Trunk or Treat was moved into St. Saviour’s Undercroft, due to rain; but that didn’t diminish the fun!
Continue reading “Trunk or Treat”
Mrs. Bachman’s 4-6 Team science students recently conducted a Candy Corn Experiment as part of a lesson on acids and bases.
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Linden Grove School’s monthly “Spirit Days” encourage students — and staff — to show their personal style by wearing their favorite fan gear, PJs, superhero apparel, etc.
October’s “Spirit Day” was Crazy Hat Day. Top hats, furry hats, whirly hats and more were worn by students and staff.
Continue reading “Crazy Hats!”
Ms. Stolze’s 2-4 Team students recently enjoyed a fall-inspired lesson on pumpkins.
They began by considering: What does a pumpkin look like? In what season do we see pumpkins? How do we use pumpkins?
Have you ever carved a pumpkin? Continue reading “Pumpkin, Pumpkin”
Ms. Wagner’s K-2 students have been learning about apples: the parts of an apple, the life cycle of an apple tree, different varieties of apples, how we use apples, etc.
One day, students helped to cut and mash apples to make homemade applesauce.
Continue reading “A is for Apple”
Linden Grove School’s annual Program Sampler offers parents insight into some of the specialized teaching methods, resources and therapies that help students achieve success.
The evening consists of 15-minute sessions on various topics, with multiple presentations during each session so parents can chose the presentations you want to attend based on your child’s strengths and challenges.
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Mrs. Bachman’s science students are learning about the phases of the moon with the help . . . of Oreos!
Continue reading “Oreo Phases of the Moon”
For the upcoming school year, Linden Grove School 6-8 team students must choose one elective in robotics or computer science, as well as one elective in music or art. Among the music and art electives are options related to “mindfulness” – how to use music or art as a tool for coping, enjoyment and expression. Continue reading “Mindfulness in Art, Music”