Thursday, February 22, 2018

To Infinity and Beyond, 2nd and 3rd grades

1. DO the 2nd and 3rd graders need to know the spellings too, i mean would they be checked on spellings as well

No. As long as the word is recognized by the grader, it will be graded as correct. The only exception is if the spelling is so mangled that it cannot be recognized - then we cannot tell if it is correct or not, in which case we will mark it as wrong.
 
2. Is the plan to have the planetarium test yet ?

I may not understand this question completely. There is a dome test portion of the event, on the day of the event. Because the museum of natural history is closed this year, it is not clear whether we will be able to have a practice in a planetarium before the event.

3. I have 2 kids in each grade, Are they both expected to write answers together or do they get separate answer sheets ?

A team collaborates on a single answer sheet.

4.Are they allowed to carry any material or hand written info , i do understand they are allowed to carry the scientific calculator .

No material can be brought into the event. A scientific calculator should be brought to the event for 4th and 5th grade teams. 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

iCompute Coaches workshop clarification

Question:
I have a question about the Icompute coaches workshops listed at http://emunix.emich.edu/~krish/iCompute/
I see two listed like this:
iCompute coaches workshop on Tuesday, Feb 27th, 7:00-8:00 pm, in room C231, Computer Lab, Pioneer High School.
 
iCompute coaches workshop on Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 7:00-8:00 pm, in room C231, Computer Lab, Pioneer High School.
 
I’m thinking the Feb22 one is an old listing from 2017, given the date and day of the week are different.  Can you confirm that the Feb27 data is correct?
 
Answer:
The announcements are ordered chronologically from most recent to old. Feb 27th is the 2018 date.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH workshop/practice

ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH
LECTURE / DEMONSTRATIONS FOR COACHES AND STUDENTS
Same workshop is being presented on both days
Sign-ups will be posted soon

Venue: Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
Dates: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 10 – 11:30am

PRACTICE SESSIONS
Sign-ups will be posted soon
Please bring your own materials to build the cable car.

Venue: Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
Dates: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 12 – 2:00pm

More dates for practice will be announced for April soon.

Map Reading Coaches Workshop

MAP READING
LECTURE / DEMONSTRATIONS FOR COACHES ONLY
Same workshop is being presented on both days

Dates: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Venue: Scarlett Middle School Media Room
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Dates: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Venue: Tappan Middle School Media Room
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Sign Up here

GENE-ius workshop

GENE-ius
LECTURE / DEMONSTRATIONS FOR COACHES AND STUDENTS
Sign-ups will be posted soon
Please bring your kit.
Same workshop is being presented on both days

Venue: Scarlett Middle School Media Room
Dates: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 3pm

Photon Phun Workshops

PHOTON PHUN
LECTURE / DEMONSTRATIONS FOR COACHES AND STUDENTS
Please bring your kits.
Different topics will be covered every Saturday
Sign-ups will be posted soon

Venue: Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
Dates: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm

PHOTON PHUN
REFLECTION RELAY PRACTICE SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS
Please bring your kits.
Sign-ups will be posted soon
Venue: Scarlett Middle School Choir room
Dates / Times (Subject to change based on volunteer availability):
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:20 – 4:20pm
Saturday, April 07, 2018, 1:20 – 4:20pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:20 – 3:00pm

Monday, February 19, 2018

Workshops Coming Up for Feathered Friends and Back to Nature

Feathered Friends
There are workshops scheduled at Leslie Science and Nature Center starting this coming Saturday, February 24, 11:00 to 1:00.
Currently there are no teams registered, and we will cancel the workshop unless there are enough teams registered before this Friday.
To register your team, send an e-mail with your school name and grade,
 date of workshop,  and number of participants to weso.science@gmail.com

Other Feathered Friends Workshops will be held on
 Saturday, March 3rd, 11-1 and 
Saturday, April 7th, 11-1

Back to Nature
Scheduled workshops are:
Saturday, March 3rd, 2-4 PM
Saturday , March 17th, 2-4 PM, and
Saturday, April 14th, 2-4 PM