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Briarcliff Middle School Team Wins Second Place in the National Rube Goldberg Contest

Shaking a box of Nerds candies and pouring them into a bowl is nothing to brag about, but try doing it in 15 steps! Four members of Briarcliff Middle School’s Science and Engineering Club certainly earned their bragging rights when they took second place in the National Rube Goldberg Contest, for doing just that.

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Third Graders Create Digital Artwork Based on Georgia O’Keefe’s Art

April showers bring…April flowers. One of America’s most celebrated artists, Georgia O’Keefe, focused on creating abstract art which displayed a unique perspective of close-ups of flowers. Todd third graders in Therese Verderosa’s class began an art project this week that featured magnified views of flowers similar to O’Keefe’s methods.

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Kindergartners Turn Themselves into Butterflies with Green Screen Technology

There is a lot of symmetry in nature, such as in flowers, leaves and pinecones. Butterflies also have a symmetrical shape and symmetrical patterns on their wings.

Now that it is spring, butterflies are the perfect way to teach young learners about the concept of symmetry so Todd kindergarten teacher Jeanne Dal Piaz came up with a creative project for the students: she had them turn themselves into butterflies.

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