November has arrived Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The new month also means new activities in Holy Name School. This week’s Hawk Headlines, written by Jack Washko and Blaise Mazey.
Students in fifth grade are learning about the periodic table of elements. They are each researching one element and seeing how it is used in everyday life. This activity makes connections between chemistry and real life concepts.
The fifth grade students also read a short story entitled “The Boy Who Invented T.V. It is a story about Philo Farnsworth, the pioneer of television in the early 1900’s. Farnsworth first recognized how to make images appear from lines in a farm field when he was doing field work. The students were amazed that the first TV image was a simple line, and then the image of smoke.
Mrs. Link and her students in second grade turned carving a pumpkin into a math lesson. First they designed the face. After opening the pumpkin, students took turns pulling out seeds. The seeds were counted, and when the students added the numbers together, they determined that the total number of seeds inside their single pumpkin was 915.
The Third Grade science classes completed a Halloween STEM activity. They designed and engineered a tower by using toothpicks and candy corn. Once students drafted their designs, they were given fifteen minutes to build. Measurements were taken to determine who constructed the tallest tower.
The Holy Name Children’s Choir will be singing and providing music for Mass at 10:30 A.M. this Sunday, November 10, 2019. Please join us.
Our final quote is from Fr. Mark Begley: “Science is a means of understanding God’s ways.”
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