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Summer Science Fun

posted Jun 10, 2014, 8:44 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

Need a daily dose of science? Check out the summer science calendar: http://www.orange.k12.nc.us/ec/Students/Student_Resources.html#SummerScienceCal

Each day has a new activity to share with friends and family.

Make Magazine will also be hosting its summer Maker Camp in conjunction with Google again this year. Make something new each week, and use the power of the Internet to take virtual field trips to Maker sites around the world. http://makezine.com/maker-camp/

Finally, come to Summer SOAR on Tuesday nights at the Efland-Cheeks Media Center from 6:00-7:30pm.

Come see us at Maker Faire NC

posted May 23, 2014, 5:24 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

MFNC will be June 7 this year at the NC Fairgrounds Expo Center. Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fifth-annual-maker-faire-north-carolina-tickets-10591464355?discount=Efland35

DNA Day is May 17

posted May 5, 2014, 6:32 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

UNC will be hosting fun activities aimed at students in elementary and middle school. Learn more at http://ncdnaday.org/festival/

Burlington Mini-Maker Faire April 12!

posted Apr 11, 2014, 10:45 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

Come see the Efland-Cheeks Maker Club at the Burlington Mini-Maker Faire on Saturday, April 12 from 10-5 at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington. (We will be onsite from 10-3.) The event is free and an official NC Science Festival Event. Register at this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlington-mini-maker-faire-2014-tickets-10568194755

Opportunity: STEMville at UNC!

posted Feb 24, 2014, 12:03 PM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news_item&id=719

Math and Science Night has been rescheduled

posted Feb 12, 2014, 6:05 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

Due to hazardous weather conditions, Math and Science Night has been rescheduled until 5/1/2014. 

Math and Science Night Coming Up!

posted Jan 15, 2014, 12:07 PM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us   [ updated Jan 15, 2014, 12:07 PM ]

Save the Date! 
Efland-Cheeks Elementary's annual Math and Science Night is coming up on February 13, 2014 from 5:30-8:30. Once again, our school will be turned into a mini-museum with exhibits, presentations, and hands-on science for the entire family. We will be featuring scientists, inventors, and thinkers from around the region, as well as a special surprise guest via videoconference all the way from California! Mark your calendars now for the best night of science fun all year.

If you can volunteer with Math and Science Night, or if you would like to exhibit, we need all the help we can get to pull off an event of this size. Please contact me to volunteer. Thanks!

Angry Birds in the Classroom?

posted Dec 13, 2013, 7:49 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us   [ updated Dec 13, 2013, 8:04 AM ]

December 9-15 is Computer Science in Education week, and to celebrate, students are learning to code. Kindergarteners used http://csedweek.org/learn to program Angry Birds through mazes, while students in grades 1-5 learned to use Scratch. You can keep your kids busy over break with coding activities from both websites.

Our School will get a 3D Printer!

posted Nov 26, 2013, 6:52 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

Thanks to generous support through Donors Choose, our school will be receiving a MakerBot Replicator 2.0 3D printer! We will be able to integrate math, science, and art into real-world problem solving as we design welcome tokens for incoming students. We will also be printing parts towards a Robohand project in collaboration with SplatSpace, IEEE of Eastern NC, Triangle Amateur Robotics, and students from Forsyth Technical Community College. Finally, we will be honing our communication skills by blogging and videoconferencing about our printing progress with 4th grade students from Georgia. THANK YOU to everyone who supported our project!

FIRST Lego League Team

posted Oct 21, 2013, 9:17 AM by kristin.bedell@orange.k12.nc.us

The Hedgehogs Robotics team from CRHS and OHS is sponsoring a FIRST Lego League team for our school. There will be an interest meeting this Thursday to help with organization. Click here for details.

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