STEM Safari is an interactive day where students explore STEM concepts first-hand. Students collaborate with their peers to inquire about careers related to STEM, conduct hands-on investigations, and learn problem solving strategies.
All students participate in four STEM related activities throughout the day:
- School Wide Assembly: Mad Science Fire and Ice Assembly explores the States of Matter through exciting demonstrations.
- Problem-Solving Challenge: During related arts, grades levels apply a variety of problem solving strategies to complete tasks as a team
- STEM Scavenger Hunt: Using iPads, students explore STEM facts, careers, and real-world examples through an interactive QR code scavenger hunt.
- Grade Level Hands-On Investigation: Each grade level has a unique hands on investigation related to science, technology, engineering, or math. Students face the challenge of using inquiry skills to answer a question, design a model or plan, and draw a conclusion.
Fifth grade students researched inventors and inventions in their social studies classroom. They presented information by creating a Glog – an online poster. Some students also created a Kerpoof Online Story as well! Take a look at a few of them!
Kerpoof Story Examples:
Students and staff honored our veterans with several special activities on Monday, November 12th! Children wrote letters and made cards to give veterans thanking them for their service. Students were encouraged to invite and bring veterans for a free breakfast after which a flag-waving parade was held down “Mane” Street. Some veterans spoke in classrooms. We appreciate our veterans! Thank You!
Third grade students have been studying rocks and minerals. They enjoyed an exciting day of exploration with Diamond Del’s mobile gem mine! Students were given a mining box of Brazilian mining ore. The students then sluiced the ore in the water flumes and discovered a variety of gems. What a memorable way to learn more about mineral identification and classification!
View more photos in our Gem Mining Photo Story!
Enjoy listening to a few “Ecosystem Tales” created by these fifth grade students. Students chose an ecosystem, drew artwork, and recorded facts.
The Arctic by Joseph Trip Modzlewski
Grasslands by Aleigh Trotter
Deserts by Everette Fowler
The results are in from our National Student Mock Election vote!
At NPES, Romney and Ryan received 352 student votes.
Obama and Biden received 198 student votes.
National results – My Voice National Student Mock Election:
Barack Obama = 460; Mitt Romney = 78
Total number of Electoral College votes: 538
Total needed to win: 270
How many seeds does a pumpkin contain?
Mrs. Shealy’s third grade students participated in the Pumpkin Seed Counting Project.They had a 4 pound pumpkin with 461 seeds! What a fun learning experience!
Fifth grade Media Tech students explored the iMovie app on the iPad. They learned how to take photos and videos, how to import photos and videos into iMovie, how to edit their movie, and how to add sound and music. Enjoy watching this special iMovie creation!
Media Tech Class iMovie
All students (K-5) will cast their vote for President of the United States!
Our school is participating in the My Voice National Student Mock Election along with other schools across America. We will vote Friday, October 26, through Thursday, November 1. Be sure to check back later to find out who our students think should be the next President of the United States. And, remember to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6!