Got soul? We did today as we started our last module for the semester on the Soul (Science) of Music. But what’s music, after all? We learned that it means something different for everyone, including animals. We learned about what the notes really mean using a computer program that we used later to tune our hand-built string/wind/percussion instruments. Thank you, Mark Vermilyea and Christina Vasil from the GE Global Research Center for the great session!
What a fun session we had with the Shenendehowa (Shen) School District’s FIRST Robotics Team 20 The Rocketeers. They had a great session prepared for Rise High students. Our students learned about different types of robots and their parts, and did a fantastic job with the robotic challenge presented. Thank you Shen’s Team 20 and advisors for hosting us at your training site and delivering such a great session. We look forward to cheering for
Our students found our missing Executive Director following an inquiry process powered by forensics! They collected evidence, evaluated results, conducted interviews, reported observations, communicated different hypothetical scenarios based on evidence, and modified according to new information obtained. These are some smart students! The hugs when she was found was the best part! Thanks to our friends at the NY State Troopers Forensics Investigation Center, Lori Bromberg, Amber Losavio, Trooper Lisa MacLauchlin, and Investigator Erin Manns;
On October 11th, Rise High hosted its second Family Science Night at Mont Pleasant Middle School! This evening of science fun was possible in collaboration with the RPI Engineering Ambassadors, RPI Science Ambassadors, and the middle schools of the Schenectady City School District. The event was open to all 6th graders and their families. They enjoyed hands-on stations on traffic optimization (civil engineering), the design of safe roller coasters, prosthetics, decoding viruses, future of light,
Rise High students got their hands on valuable evidence to learn important concepts and tools that are critical to forensics investigators. These included latent finger prints, DNA, bullets, substances, and suspicious pens. They got to learn forensic techniques by solving individual mini-cases. They were fantastic at it! It is important that they learned these real-life tools because they will have to work together on solving a bigger cases next time! Problem-solving is so much fun!!!