Sunday, April 14, 2019
Some great things are happening in the Home Repair & Remodeling classes at Taylor Career and Technical Center (CTE).
The first year Home Repair and Remodeling students learned to solder copper pipes and work with PEX lines and fittings. This newfound knowledge is helping them complete the plumbing segment on their team mini-modules.
The first year Home Repair and Remodeling students have also learned to build subfloors, frame walls and window frames, install electrical switches and outlets, plumbing, drywall, build and install cabinets, countertops and flooring as well as build and install roofing and vinyl siding on their team mini-modules.
The HRR kids are now properly trained and certified in ladder and fall risk protection. The second year Home Repair and Remodeling students are responsible for special building projects such as the new pavilion on the CTE campus. The HRR attend fun field trips and career fair events.
The Randall Elementary School fourth grade afterschool Science Enrichment program is from March 5 - April 30.
The first lab, students conducted a science unit on OOBLECK. OOBLECK is a mysterious substance that, at times, acts like a liquid, while at other times acts like a solid.
Students discovered the properties of OOBLECK while making literary connections. Students held a scientific convention to discuss and analyze their findings, where they refined communication skills.
Lastly, they became engineers and designed a spacecraft that can land successfully on an ocean of OOBLECK and then take off again without getting stuck.
The second lab the students will become "CSI" investigators. Student detectives will conduct many hands-on forensic science tests on evidence found at a fictional "crime scene." Any one of these tests is interesting and powerful in itself together they add up to a powerful and motivating experience that the children will remember for years.
Thank you to teachers Dana Hale and Stacy Burns for running the Science Enrichment program.