Gifted & Talented
GATE at Glen Taylor
A Glance at October
3rd grade GATE
In September, third graders will begin their robotics unit using Ozobots. These robots use sensors to follow lines and read color codes students make with markers. After learning the codes and completing a series of challenges, students will retell a familiar fairy tale using their ozobot as the narrator.
4th grade GATE
Fourth graders will dive into their rocketry unit. After doing a research project on the different types and current innovations of rockets, they will design and test their own straw rockets. The culminating activity will be constructing their own bottle rockets which will launch 50+ feet in the air.
5th grade GATE
After doing a research project on the history of rocketry, fifth graders will design and test their own straw rockets using the engineering design cycle. The culminating activity will be constructing their own bottle rockets which will launch 50+ feet in the air.
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.
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
In class, students are working on incredible projects. Take a look at some of the awesome work that has been created: