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Halfway There – Week Three Recap & Week Four Preview
The nerds of iNERDE’s Colonie de Vacances STEM had an exciting week studying electricity, vehicle construction & design, construction tools, musical instruments, and a field trip!
“There is nothing like working with people who believe what you believe. Because they are the ones who will give their blood, sweat, and tears to turn an idea into a reality WITHOUT asking for a higher salary”
– Mohamed Kante
Thanks again to all of our week two activity sponsors!
Age 10 years old
What I Want to be When I Grow Up A doctor because I like helping people
If I had a Robot… I would tell it to do what I do and it would be my friend
STEM Subject I like the most Science (Chemistry)
Favorite Color Pink
Favorite Sports Team Barcelona (Soccer)
Sponsored by Vivek Vishnudas
Fatimata, Issiaka, & Mohamadou are testing their potato powered electrical circuit.
The class learns about electrical current, protons, neutrons, & electrons, and circuits.
Field Trip to ORTM
Sponsored by Kenneth Barrette
Kouta & Christina smile for the camera!
The nerds visited ORTM, Office de Radiodiffusion – Television du Mali (Office of Radio and Television of Mali) on the first of many field trips during the Colonie de Vacances STEM.
Sponsored by Wendy Lai Kowloon
In the morning, the nerds learned some basic English phrases and in the afternoon there was a math riddle competition – “There’s a 5L bucket and a 2L bucket, and you need to fill a 4L bucket with only 3L – any more and a bomb will explode – how do you solve the problem?”, and the winning team, five girls – Baro, Aicha, Saran, Salimata and Kadidiatou, won prizes!
Dieudonné and Mohamadou working hard to solve the math riddle.
The History of Science & Introduction to Architecture
Sponsored by Jennie Leigh & Eri Kajita
Thursday the kids spent the morning making goodbye cards for Nadia and Christian, and then there was a lesson in the history of science. We covered Galileo, Copernicus, Wright Brothers, Lumiere Brothers, Alexander Graham Bell, and Einstein. In the afternoon we had a guest speaker, an architect, who talked about his career and gave the students a chance to sketch out their dream homes (he told them to draw the houses they would build for their mothers).
What’s in Store for Week Four?
Intro to the Design Process
Watercraft Challenege & Field Trip to MaliTel
Paper Table Challenge