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Zaharis Teams Compete in Regional FIRST Lego League Tournament

     Zaharis had six teams compete in the FIRST Lego League Tournament held at Red Mountain High School on Saturday, December 9th. In addition, two of our students participated in the tournament as part of a seventh team comprised of individuals from three different schools. The teams were: Robotic Broz, Stealth Botz, Techno LegendZ, Techno Cats, The Five Destroyerz, Zbots, and...
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Z-Fit Runners Volunteer at the Gilbert Marathon

     On Saturday, November 18th, our Z-Fit Runners joined up with students from the Brinton and Crismon running clubs to volunteer at an aid station in support of the Gilbert Marathon. Our Soaring Eagles handed out Gatorade and water, cheered on the runners, directed them where to go, and kept the area clean and safe. They did a GREAT job!!! While volunteering their time, they...
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Third Grade Students Construct Solar Cookers

Students in Mrs. Rothlisberger's third grade class completed a solar cooker project. They collaborated in the study of energy and the engineering design process, then independently designed and built solar cookers from cardboard boxes, tin foil, construction paper, plastic wrap, and duct tape. The students tested the effectiveness and efficiency of their cookers using marshmallows, some of...
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K-1 Combo Classes Create Communities

Students in our K-1 combination classes created their own communities recently. They learned that communities can be described with size, location, leadership, and symbols. Students worked in small groups to decide how those characteristics would be represented for their community. They focused on values to generate symbols, used square counters for the size, identified a leader, and learned...
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Designing Wind Sails in Fifth Grade

As the students of Mr. Cook's fifth grade class experience the Age of Exploration, they learn what it is to be an explorer. Part of their inquiry requires them to create a boat that will carry a large amount of cargo and move swiftly through the water. In addition, they must design and construct a sail that will catch the most wind to push the boat. The pictures above are of the final task in the explorer's design where they have to engineer a light-weight material that will catch the most wind.
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