STEM/Technology

April 11, 2018: Balloon Car Project

posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:45 PM by James Falletti

Today we started a new project in STEM Class. You have been challenged to Design, Create, and Test a Balloon Car. Today we broke up into 7 groups and just designed out Balloon Car in our STEM Notebook. Next Week - we will create and test our Balloon Cars in a race to the FINISH!

Check out this cool video to help inspire you with your Balloon Car Project    http://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/4-wheel-balloon-car/


January 3, 2018

posted Jan 3, 2018, 1:05 PM by James Falletti

Article Assignment #3 January 3, 2018
Click on the link provided below and find an article that interests you. Once you found and read the article, then Type a brief 2 - 3 paragraph response using Google Docs and share it to Google Classroom.
Answer some of the following questions in your response (remember that some of these questions may not be available to answer):
What was the article about?
What's the title of the Article?
Who wrote the article?
When was the article written?
Why did you choose the article?
What did you like about the article?
What did you learn about the article?
Why is this article important to science/technology?

Some More Information:
Title the File (if not automatically) First Name Last Name Article #2
Use MLA Format: Times New Roman, 12 Font, Double Space.
Header: Name, Mr. Falletti, STEM/Technology, Date (1 December 2017)
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE & DO NOT PLAGIARIZE
I attached a sample page of how to set up your Document. Use it if you need help.

December 13, 2017

posted Dec 13, 2017, 9:07 AM by James Falletti

www.prodigygame.com/play

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Log in to www.prodigygame.com/play with the credentials that I gave you in class and practice. Here's how you're going to get graded each week.

  • Play Four (4) to Seven (7) Days with 10 Battles to get an "O"

  • Play Three (3) days minimum with 10 Battles to get an "S"

  • Anything less than three (3) days and less than 10 Battles will result in a lower grade

  • Not logging in and practicing will result in a Zero (0)

Bonus Points for anyone who practices Five (5) Days with 10 Battles over the Christmas Break

Also - students need to bring in a one (1) subject notebook to class every week.

  • write your username and password for both your email, prodigy, and any other school program that you use.

  • use the pages as a doodle notebook where you can

    • write out the problems from prodigy as scrap paper

    • design and create ideas for the makerspace

    • brainstorm


Attached, you'll find a file with some problems with fractions with step by step instructions on how to figure out the answer. Feel free to use the following link to help you with your problems as a way to check your answers: https://www.hackmath.net/en/calculator/fraction

How to Figure out Fraction Problems


November 15, 2017

posted Nov 15, 2017, 4:31 PM by James Falletti   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 4:44 PM ]

Today we worked with Google Classroom for the first time ever! I hope that you can see all the amazing possibilities and opportunities it provides.

  • No more having to print your papers - just turn it in Google Classroom.

  • No more forgetting what the assignment is - it's posted in Google Classroom

  • No more turning in projects late - there's a strict turn it in policy

  • No more losing your work or missing assignments - everything is digital and submitted in Google Classroom.

Your 5B Class code is as follows: 0ijqxmm


Your assignment has been posted and is due by 4:00 pm on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

https://classroom.google.com/c/ODk5MDU4Nzg5N1pa


You can also access Google Classroom by Logging into your Corpus Christi School Email Account --> go to Google Drive --> Open the Google Apps (Nine Dot Square on the top right of the screen) --> Click more and open Google Classroom.


You can also download the FREE Google Classroom App for your tablet and smartphone.


Click on the link provided below and find an article that interests you. Once you found and read the article, then Type a brief 2 - 3 paragraph response using Google Docs and share it to Google Classroom.

Answer some of the following questions in your response (remember that some of these questions may not be available to answer):

  • What was the article about?

  • What's the title of the Article?

  • Who wrote the article?

  • When was the article written?

  • Why did you choose the article?

  • What did you like about the article?

  • What did you learn about the article?

  • Why is this article important to science/technology?


Some More Information:

  • Title the File (if not automatically) First Name Last Name Article #1

  • Use MLA Format: Times New Roman, 12 Font, Double Space.

  • Header: Name, Mr. Falletti, STEM/Technology, Date (17 November 2017)

  • DO NOT COPY AND PASTE & DO NOT PLAGIARIZE

  • I attached a sample page of how to set up your Document. Use it if you need help.


October 25, 2017

posted Oct 25, 2017, 11:45 AM by James Falletti

Today was Brain Game Day in the Makerspace!


We played with Circuit Maze (Lessons on Circuits), Gravity Maze (Lesson on Movement and Energy), Laser Maze (Lesson on Angles and How Lasers work), Rush Hour (Thinking game), Trivia, and Dice Games (for probability). It's always a great time when students can learn and have fun doing it.


September 27, 2017

posted Sep 27, 2017, 12:29 PM by James Falletti

Today we worked on your typing skills by visiting Typing Challenge in your Google Apps. Continue to practice to increase both your WPM (Words Per Minute) and Accuracy. Try for 42 WPM 87% accuracy for starters.


Sept. 20, 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 2:51 PM by James Falletti

Greetings & Salutations!

Today you selected your Chromebooks and assigned your Google Account to it. This is the start to an amazing adventure in STEM & Makerspace Fun. Here are a few things to remember as we move forward into the school year:

  1. Always remember your Username and Password

    1. If you do NOT have an email, please let me know ASAP

      1. EMAIL should be first initial + last name + corpuschristschool.net

      2. Example: John Doe’s email is jdoe@corpuschristischool.net

  2. If you CANNOT remember your email PASSWORD, please

    1. Try it first - maybe you put a capital letter in there

    2. Try it again

    3. Let me know

  3. Remember your Chromebook Number, because that’s your Device for the 2017-2018 school year.

  4. Check your emails on a regular basis

    1. You’ll never know from who or when an email is coming your way

    2. Remember that you CAN connect your School Account to your personal electronic devices, because it is run by GMAIL (GOOGLE).

  5. Familiarise yourself with Google Applications, including: Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Translate, Google Earth, Etc.

  6. Be RESPONSIBLE with your account.

    1. Remember Spider-Man: “with great powers come greater responsibilities.”

    2. If you abuse this responsibility, privileges may be taken away, and we don’t want that.

Sept. 13, 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 2:50 PM by James Falletti

Welcome to your CCS Makerspace. It’s an absolute pleasure to have met your class, and truly look forward to working with each and every one of you. Please remember these four (4) rules as we embark on this adventurous ride together filled with educational-fun, imagination and inspiration: In this class...

  • We ALL have the right to learn. NO ONE has the right to interrupt or waste OUR time.

  • We ALL have the right to be ourselves. NO ONE has the right to laugh at us or hurt our feelings.

  • We ALL have the right to hear and be heard. NO ONE has the right to keep us from being heard when it is our turn to speak.

  • We ALL have the right to be safe, and to have our belongings be safe. NO ONE has the right to make us feel afraid, or to damage or take our belongings.  

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