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Medieval STEM: Spring 2016

Apr 16, 2016 During the spring 2016 semester, we covered the food, culture and disease that affected individuals during the Middle Ages. After extensive research, we discussed chemical reactions while making butter and cheese, and we analyzed the growth and transmission of diseases like the plague.
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IMSA: Materials Science - Why does it have those characteristics?

Jan 18, 2016 Students used unique atomic models of materials to determine why the characteristics they have existed. The possibility of adding all the models together increased our discoveries and fun!!
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IMSA: Materials Science

Jan 18, 2016 Making the best of what you have and what it can do!
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Chaos Unit Celebration

Jan 1, 2015 Students celebrated the end of the Chaos Unit with some chaotic competitions. Fractal thinking was the highlight of the afternoon. Still, fun was had by all.
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Field Trip to Illinois Math and Science Academy!

Nov 3, 2013 Franklin's IMSA group had the amazing opportunity to visit the academy and participate in a math activity and squid dissection. Not only did we investigate and test Euler's Law but we dissected squids! Both activities were awesome and we learned so much.
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Roller Coaster Madness!

Oct 19, 2013 Students furthered their understanding of lift, slope, speed, and energy with the extension of roller coasters. Marbles were whizzing and stomach dropping screams were heard as students competed for the fastest, most terrifying ride at FMS! A great time was had by all!
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Hotrod Hamsters!

Sep 28, 2013 Students demonstrated their understanding of cost benefit analysis and developed vehicles for competition. Next week, they will collect and analyze data to determine whose comprehension of the material lined up with the high standards of IMSA.
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Sep 5, 2013
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