Building Excitement for Science and Technology Discover the exciting science and technology advances happening around us through fun hands-on activities and discussions! Also connect with Fairfax High School students to discuss high school transition.
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Eco Club will provide students with a variety of experiences:
- Opportunity to explore and devise solutions for real community needs.
- Students will learn about the ways in which we as individuals, families, and communities, consume and dispose.
- Students will develop an awareness of their place in the problem as well as their ability to have a positive impact on the environment.
- Participate in award winning regional and national contests.
- Great opportunity for hands-on learning experience.
- Plant and maintain vegetable garden, build a rain garden, dry bed stream, etc.
Students who participate will also have an opportunity to earn service learning credits.
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Are you a parent interested in volunteering in Eco Club? Sign-up below and Mrs. Alam will contact you with information!
Science Olympiad is a team sport very much like football or soccer, that requires preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team competes against other schools in the region for a variety of events in their science skill set such as genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. Through coaching, and team work, students expand their knowledge and learn more about the world around them. Developing new skills, traveling, and making new friends are added benefits!
Students will work hands-on with VEX robots which are the latest model robots and learn to program them to do various activities
- Wednesday, 2:25-4:00
- Rm. 151
- First Meeting: Wednesday, September 26th
- Limited to 20 students for 1st quarter
Students learn basic 3D design skills using Trimble Sketchup and Autodesk Fusion 360. These computer aided design (CAD) programs direct their own learning and pursue ideas that interest them personally. The technology is the easiest and most rapidly evolving part, but focusing on creativity and adaptability will help us stay creative and relevant. Activities completed in this club promote attributes of the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate through creative and critical thinking skills development.
This club is perfect for students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or who are simply looking for an expressive way to create designs in 3D virtual simulations, all the way through the prototyping process in 3D printing. Some potential design ideas include smart phone cases to architectural complexes. Students develop spatial thinking, learn to anticipate possible challenges and identify probable solutions.
10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Space is limited! Sign-up below.
Questions? Ask Mr. Bechtel – firstname.lastname@example.org
7th graders students who are enrolled in Engineering Design & Modeling and who are interested in being on the KidWind Challenge team may contact Mr. D’Souza by signing up below. Those students who are interested should be willing put in extra hours of preparation and to stay once a week after-school throughout the year to prepare for the wind turbine competition.
Students will engage in STEM projects connected to real life problem solving. Students will be able to apply content learned in class to real life application – “Discover the exciting science and technology advances happening around us through fun hands-on activities and discussions!”.
- Meeting Day/Time: Monday, 2:25-4:25
- Rm. 116
- Mondays (5): 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 1/8
- Limited to 25 students for the 2nd Quarter – sign-up now!