They arrived, planned, designed, built and conquered, but most of all they had fun doing so! “They” refers to the students, parents and teachers from Anglophone North School District, who attended STEMFest 2017, which was held at James M.Hill Memorial High School this past Saturday. In fact close to 200 people participated in a “Carnival” themed day of STEM based activities, with the end goal of creating Cardboard Arcade games.
The ASD-N STEM team would like to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual STEMfest 2017 “At The Carnival”. This exciting event will be taking place from 10am-3:30pm on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at James M Hill High School. STEMfest 2017 promises to be a fun-filled day of learning for K-12 students, parents, and educators from Anglophone North School District. Students, teachers and parents will be using cardboard-based materials to design, build and then play carnival inspired games. In the afternoon, teachers and parents will have an opportunity to check out technology applications with hands
Our ASD-N STEM Fairs for 2017 have come and gone but not without some incredible projects and participation from students, parents, teacher and the community. Between the North Shore and Miramichi River STEM Fairs we had 142 students present 100 unique projects that varied from science experiments about diapers and sunscreen to innovations in cutting lasagna and receiving a text message when your laundry is done. Students also had a chance to participate in STEM activities and they came away with even more excitement about STEM!
The schedule for our ASD-N STEM Fairs is now availible. Students will be divided in to groups and participate in activities when they are not with their project being judged.
Both District Fairs (March 25th at Terry Fox Elementary in Bathurst and April 1st at James M. Hill High School in Miramichi) will follow a similar timetable (please note end times may be adjusted slightly)
ASD-N will once again be running STEM Fairs in March/April of 2017. They will be a little bit different than in years past; all grades will go to STEM Fair on the same day and participate at the same time. Judging will still be K-5 and 6-12 separately for awards and golden tickets.
Bathurst Ed Centre area of Schools K-12 STEM Fair: Saturday March 25, 2017. Location: Terry Fox Elementary.
Have an idea for a project or science investigation that involves slow motion video? As a teacher, you can win a $100 gift certificate from Arbor Scientific and a feature on their blog and the cool stuff eNewletter. Slow motion video can be captureed using most recent smartphones, but if you want excellent quality look in to using the Egertronic Super Slow Motion Camera owned by ASD-N. Sample videos can be found on a YouTube playlist here
On November 23rd, a group of Middle School students from Dr. Losier Middle School and Miramichi Rural School were the first to come to the newly branded ASDN Brilliant Studio located at JMH High School. They were tasked to build an arcade cabinet powered by Scratch code and Makey Makey controls. Students were introduced to the basics of Scratch and left to create their own version of a game followed by building a cardboard cabinet.
There was plenty of excitement in air, not to mention pumpkins, apples, tennis balls, and just about everything else that could be flung or fired at the 2016 APEGNB Pumpkin Fling held this past Saturday on the Waterford Green in Miramichi. This annual event organized and hosted by the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of New Brunswick has become a community staple over the past 14 years.
As part of the 2016 APEGNB Pumpkin Fling, students from ASD-N will have the opportunity to compete for Cash Prizes in the first ever mini-trebuchet contest. The contest will take place September 24, 2016 on Chatham's Waterford Green in Miramichi, NB.