Our 6th graders had an exciting day learning about Weather & Climate, including making fire in a syringe, building sling psychrometers, making clouds, learning how to read Mesonet data, and… the crushing of a 55-Gal drum! Who knew learning about weather principles would be so much fun?

Thanks to our partner Clarkson University Graduate School Graduate School for hosting us, and even better, by involving their students and alumni from their Masters of Arts in Teaching Program, who led this great module. These educators represent Schenectady City, North Colonie, and Guilderland School Districts. Thank you Leigh Feguer, Joshua Conway, Jared Faro, Daniel Bruton, Dessie Shoemaker, Michael Orabona, and Warren Robinson!

Meanwhile, what a great experience our 7th graders had at the First Robotics Competition hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. We cheered for our friends from FIRST Robotics Team 20 The Rocketeers from Shenendehowa High School, who also welcomed us to the event and were so gracious showing us around and from the front row! Our students got to see robots competing, as well as the teams working in the pits fixing their robots and testing them. They enjoyed meeting so many teams, including the teams from Brazil!

Thanks you so much to the coordinators of Tech Valley FIRST and Team 20 for welcoming us!