Weather or Climate?

Posted by Rise High on April 18, 2018
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Rise High students were introduced to a new module on Weather led by amazing Schenectady and Guilderland educators, and students from the Masters in Arts of Education Program at Clarkson University Capital Region Campus. We learned about the difference between weather and climate, and about two very important parameters that we will have to understand and apply in forecasting in future weeks – temperature and pressure. We have potential meteorologists in the making! Thank you Urban
Through the eyes of the movie “Iron Man”, the RPI Engineering Ambassadors introduced different types on engineering (a sample set) and discussed how they played a role into the scenes presented: chemical, materials, biomedical, civil, and electrical engineering. All Rise High students engaged in hands on activities that are explained by concepts that scientists/engineers experts in the different fields represented can explain to understand what is going on… From understanding what makes slime to be slime

Rendezvous with a Comet

Posted by Rise High on April 18, 2018
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What a fun way to wrap up our Space Systems Module! Rise high students visited MiSci’s Challenger Simulation Center, and participated in the simulation called ‘Rendezvous with a Comet’. Half of the group was at the control station. The other half was in space. In this mission they explored a comet that was approaching Earth’s orbit. They finished the assembly of a probe and launch it to reach the moment while using scientific, decision-making, problem

Coding Our Own Stories

Posted by Rise High on April 18, 2018
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Rise High students were the directors, animators, and engineers to their own story, and that they can convert into a video game. What fun stories our students created doing coding today! Their creativity is limitless. Thank you Ms. Deb Lee for the fun session, and thank you Clarkson University Capital District Campus for hosting us!

Exploring our Solar System.

Posted by Rise High on March 7, 2018
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What a great session we had at Schenectady County Community College with the RPI Engineering Ambassadors! As we learned about the Solar System, the students got to build their own Solar System model; identify the ‘unknown’ planets by relative weight that represented gravitational pull; and the effect of meteorite diameter, mass, and travel distance on the size of a crater’s depth and diameter. We also learned about life in space, and the students got to engineer their own