Juniors February 16-22 STEM WEEK!

Here is your checklist for the week.

NameAssignment
MillieSong
JaniePrayer
HyrumSpiritual Thought
VilatePledge and Joke of the Day
LucyShow and Tell
JudySueKnowledge Share
EllieLead Map Song
TalmageWord of the Day
EmmaTreasurer and Snack
Anya
Fielding

STEM WEEK!

Hi Juniors! I’m so excited to learn with you this week! We are going to take a break from our normal class to have a STEM week!!!!! I think you’re going to have a whole lot of fun. And if you enjoy it, we might have more weeks like this. -Sister Garrett

Click here to learn more about STEM. Learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is so important because they can help us solve the world’s problems. Heavenly Father gave us this beautiful Earth, and He expects us to use our gifts to make it a better place.

Print this worksheet and complete it. Please bring it to class to share your findings.

Did you know that STEM is a part of so many fascinating subjects? I want you to choose one that you find really interesting. Create a fun and engaging presentation to teach your class what you learn. I’d like each presentation to include at least one of the following: something we can touch (like a model you build), something we can see (like an art project you create), something we can eat (a food/recipe that relates to your subject), or something we can watch you do (like acting, performing, using a creation you’ve made etc). I’d like your presentations to be 3-5 minutes in length. Practice in front of a mirror at least twice so you can become an expert at presenting. Really push yourself to be creative and engaging.

Here are some topic ideas, but you are not limited to these. Make sure to choose something that really interests you. I believe that God has given each of us specific interests that are directly tied to our purposes in life, which is why it is so important to follow what ignites you!

Mae Jemison The first African-American woman astronaut to travel into space aboard the Endeavor Space Shuttle
Hedy LamarrInvented a secret radio guidance system for torpedoes that could not be detected or jammed by enemies during World War II
Artificial IntelligenceThe ability of machines or computers to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence
Mark Rober Glitter BombsAn engineer who graduated from BYU uses his STEM skills to get payback on thieves.
Rube Goldberg MachineA chain reaction–type machine or contraption intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way
George Washington CarverBorn a slave in Missouri, he went on to become the most prominent black scientist of the 20th century. He was an agricultural scientist and botanist who discovered over 100 uses for the peanut
Elon MuskCEO of Tesla
MotherboardA device used to clean up oil spills in the ocean
Insects that have healing powersScientists are using many methods to utilize special properties in insects to provide medicine to humans
Water Filtration SystemsWater filtration is vital to provide safe and affordable drinking water, particularly in areas of the world living in poverty.
Need more ideas? Here’s a list of young people changing the world through STEM, and a list of projects that focus on Solving world problems.

BOOK CLUB

Begin reading Redwall by Brian Jacques. This book takes you on the epic quest of a clumsy and awkward young mouse who courageously rises up against an evil rat that is threatening the safety of Redwall. He fights back and becomes a legend himself!

**Please note that this book is 352 pages, or about 11 hours on Audible. The book party is April 18, and we hope you can all finish on time! That’s about 8 pages a day if you read 5 days a week.

PROJECT LIFE

Friendship! What do you think it means to be a good friend? How do you work on your friendship skills? Do you have a best friend? What do you look for in a friend? What things do you not like in a friend? Write about your current friends and why you like them.

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