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,

Weather & Robotics!

Posted by Rise High on March 11, 2019
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Back from mid-winter break, our 6th graders initiated a new module on Weather & Climate today! Students learned about the difference between these two, and were introduced to key concepts of pressure and temperature that they will build on throughout the module. Clarkson University Graduate School MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) students and alumni led this great session, representing the Schenectady City, Guilderland, and North Colonie School Districts. Meanwhile, our 7th graders continued their module on
Our 7th graders exercised their creativity as they wrapped up their module on Game-making. We are very proud of their awesome ideas and designs. Meanwhile, our 6th graders learned about new types of power-generating turbines, and designed their own in preparation to powering up their own city. Thanks to Mr. Taro Omiya from the Tech Valley Game Space for facilitating a great module on Game-making. Also thanks to our friends RPI Engineering Ambassadors for the great session on

Welcome to Energy and Game-making!

Posted by Rise High on March 4, 2019
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Our friends RPI Engineering Ambassadors met our new group of 6th graders to initiate our exciting module on Energy. They had fun learning about energy and spending lab time building prototypes of steam turbines while learning about insulation. Meanwhile, our 7th graders initiated a module of Gaming facilitated by the Tech Valley Game Space. We can’t wait to see what original and fun games our students come up with. We thank our partner SUNY Schenectady County Community College for hosting
This weekend marked the beginning of our second year learning and growing with Schenectady City kids! We loved welcoming our 7th graders back, as well as a whole new cohort of 6th graders. With the 6th graders joined a new group of mentors that add to our fantastic team of mentors and volunteers. The 6th graders had fun learning about linear functions, regression, interpolation, and extrapolation while doing Superhero bungee jumps. You heard it right!