2017-2018 Rescue Ranch Homeschool Club
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Rescue Ranch Homeschool Club will run the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from September through November and February through April. The only exception will be the month of November that will run on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday due to Thanksgiving.
Each class will have a science, technology, engineering and math problem, (S.T.E.M.), based on a story, as well as, an animal lesson.
For the S.T.E.M. problem, students will go through the engineering process of plan, create, test, and improve. They will be given background information and examples to help them with the engineering process.
The stories will mainly be fairy tales or animal centered stories that go with the challenge of the day. The animal lessons will include topics such as empathy/compassion, habitats, adaptations, rescue work, pet care, and so forth. Listed below are the weekly challenges that will be offered this school year.
Cost: $20 per child, per month or $50 for the semester, (September-November or February-April)
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September 13th- Building Parachutes and towers
September 27th- Creating a Zip line
October 11th- Building a slide (K-2nd grade) or creating a pulley (3rd-6th grade)
October 25th- Designing a chair (K-2nd grade) or building a latch (3rd-6th grade)
November 8th-Designing a wind-powered car
November 15th-Building a raft that floats and holds weight
February 14th- Valentine's Day STEM challenges
February 28th- Building a bridge
March 14th- Aerodynamics and airplanes
March 28th-Creating cylindrical planes
April 11th- Creating a catapult
April 25th- Engineering a house
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