Gifted & Talented
GATE at Glen Taylor
A Glance at August
3rd grade GATE
This month third graders will participate a fun and exciting engineering unit where they will learn and test Newton's Laws of Motion using Lego BricQ sets. In teams of two, students will work collaboratively to complete seven, hands-on, and complex challenges.
4th grade GATE
Fourth graders will continue their study of the skeletal system. After a quick review, students will dissect owl pellets then reconstruct the skeleton of one of the prey. Next, they will create a prosthetic hand to simulate how ligaments and joints work in the body.
5th grade GATE
This month fifth graders will brainstorm new segments and write the scripts for the video morning announcements. Next, students will continue their physics unit from fourth grade by building their own marble roller coasters. At the end of the project, we will host a "Carnival Day" for parents and other GT classes. More information to come!
Just for Kids
EV3 Computer Programming
These well made step-by-step instruction videos will help guide students as they learn to program Lego EV3 robots.
These EV3 video tutorials are designed to teach students the basics of using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots. There are 19 challenges in total!
ProProfs Brain Games
This site has a number of enriching games that provide great recreation options for gifted and talented students. The range of games on this site include puzzles, logic games, suduko, word games, and brain teasers.
If you are looking for something fun for students to do, check out the games at the American Mensa website. It offers fun and challenging games that are updated either daily or on a weekly basis. Kids can also play previous games as well.
The Science Explorer
This is a great website that offers easy and fun science experiments for students to do at home. They have everything from creating lightening to growing crystals.
Amusement Park Kids
If your child loves roller coasters then check out Amusement Park Physics. Students will have fun learning the physics behind roller coasters and applying what they have learned by creating their own coaster.
GATE Articles and Resources
Follow these steps to sign into Tinkercad:
Your nickname is name3dclub (ie. christy3dclub)
Check out The Tinkercad Shape Generator Catalog
Complete each of the projects below in the order they appear.
Follow these steps to save your completed projects to be printed.
Click the carrot (^) and choose "Show in Folder"
Change the name of your design to "Name - Object" (ie. Christy - Button)
Drag the the document to the "D:" drive
Double check that the file has been transferred.