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Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Part of the Eco-School curriculum at the Lower School is to look at the local environment and learn from it. Our First graders went on a field trip to the Shorebird Park Nature Center near the Berkeley Marina in January to pay a close look at the bay and the wildlife around us. They compared the... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Maps can be profound, beautiful works of art...and they can convey a great deal of scientific information! The Seventh Grade class has been exploring the art and science of cartography in their Science class. They have practiced making their own maps, allowing them to better understand what goes... read more
Topic: STEM, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
In Kindergarten, one of the ways students learn math is by using Number Corner, a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar. Each day, students spend 15 to 20 minutes of instruction on Number Corner activities. Number Corner was fully rolled out in Kindergarten this year... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
A combined group of 7th and 8th grade students participated in a semester-long Robotics class, taught by Corinne Pluche and George Speckman. After briefly exploring what robots are, the students worked in pairs to construct a VEX IQ robot from a kit of over 800 structural parts, plus motors,... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
FIRST LEGO League, for grades 4-8, focuses on a challenge based on a real-world scientific topic: this year is CITY SHAPER. The CITY SHAPER Challenge has students building, testing, and programming an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology and completing missions with it, all while... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
At the Lower School, students have a dedicated Science class once a week with a dedicated STEM teacher. In 1st and 2nd grade, it’s 30 minutes a week, and it goes up to one hour a week in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Students benefit this year from a revised Science curriculum that is unique to EB as it... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Being creative will no doubt be one of the most highly-valued skills in the future. Creativity, as well as thinking out of the box, is not only a talent, it’s a skill that can be taught. Our first STEAM event on April 9 at the Lower School embraced this concept. Throughout the different... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
In Grade 3, our students are discovering solids (a cube, sphere, cylinder and pyramid), their name, their shape and their silhouette, through Beebot, a little robot they have programed to walk towards the different common objects that are solids. It took a bit of time and effort for our students... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Two years ago, the format of the math classes and curriculum has been revised to better reflect the learning needs of our students.  Students now spend two to three weeks in one language and subject area, say Numeracy or Algebra in English, and then switch to the other language and content area... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Beginning in September, our students experienced their first coding classes as part of our STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Coding develops very useful skills, including introducing a programming mindset, mathematical thinking, and collaborative working. It... read more
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