Apr 24, 2023

Engaging thinkers at Orin Smith Elementary

2023-04-24T10:48:02-07:00April 24th, 2023|Chehalis School District, News Archives, Orin C. Smith Elementary, STEM|

It’s all about staying focused, and staying engaged. Students in Mrs. Sande’s math class are almost always up and moving. It keeps them thinking. Researcher Peter Liljedahl has found that students sitting at their desks (or tables) and writing in their notebooks is not the best space for student thinking - and many teachers agree. [...]

Feb 21, 2023

Using discourse to remember math concepts

2023-04-17T11:32:15-07:00February 21st, 2023|Chehalis School District, SAI, STEM, Uncategorized, W.F. West High School|

If called upon to create a graph of a linear function such as y=2x, how many adults would successfully recall instruction in their high school mathematics class?  Investigating long-term memory of knowledge learned in school is challenging and fascinating. Some researchers have determined that remembering math concepts you learn in high school strongly depends on [...]

Apr 29, 2022

STEM at WFW: Rapid tests, Alzheimer’s, and Robotics:

2023-02-15T16:55:03-08:00April 29th, 2022|SAI, STEM|

Not every high schooler in Washington state hopes to develop a rapid test for detecting the Nipah virus, but that’s exactly what W. F. West senior, Claire Kuykendal reported last week during the annual meeting of the Ingwersen Trust Committee. In her Advanced Molecular Genetics class, her research is allowing her to work towards creating [...]