...to develop the ability to be attentive.
Falk's Hummingbird Robotics Creatures Project
Falk's Hummingbird Robotics Creatures Project is a 5th-grade collaboration that fuses art with technology. Students begin by drafting detailed schematics of their ideas and then collect recyclables for building. During art class, the students construct their creatures; later on, they incorporate and program Hummingbird Kit components (servos, motors, LEDs, and sensors) in technology class to make their creatures come alive. These original Hummingbird creatures showcase the students' abilities to plan, problem solve, and work collaboratively – as well as use their imaginations.
The Pittsburgh-based creators of Hummingbird kits, BirdBrain Technologies, recently launched a YouTube video featuring students in Ms. Sukenik's 5th graders working on their creatures last spring--check it out!
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Falk Environmental Week
Falks middle school students had an amazing week of environmental activity. The 7th and 8th grade students spent 4 days and 3 nights at the McKeever Environmental Learning Center. The 6th Grade students participated in 3 day trips to the Falk Eden Hall Environmenatal Campus of Chatham University. Unitl now the students' experiences were limited to the students themselves. Now, with the help of techology, e-zines have been created so that Falk friends and families can share the days spent engaing with the Western Pennsylvania environment.
Employment Opportunities for Substitute Teachers
The Falk Laboratory School is accepting applications for Substitute Teacher Positions for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Applications in all certification areas are welcome including Elementary, Secondary, and Subject area specializations.