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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

RSI kids having fun in science class

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson
RSI understands the importance of letting kids experiment with science early in their education to spark their interest and keep them excited about science! Recently, C9 students were learning about carbohydrates and starch. The students examined various food items to find whether or not they contained starch using iodine indicators. Read More

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

RSI Students Learn Robotics and Coding

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

Robotics and coding, technology and computers, these are important subjects and this summer RSI students were honing skills with an introduction to robotics! Summer campers made a project using Scratch: an MIT-created, block based programming language. The kids learned all about circuits. Students learned how to make a repeating dance animation for a character using loops and sounds. The campers assembled their own robot (an R2D2) with partners, using a power source, servo, motor and more. They coded Pong with a user-controlled paddle and a bouncing ball. Advanced students created a score variable that keeps track of how players do in the game. At RSI we want to prepare students for the future but also make sure that they have fun throughout that process! Read More

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Science and Magic – hands-on summer fun!

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

RSI invited the presenter from Discovery Cube on campus this summer for a science assembly. The topic was Science and Magic. Students from L3 to upper levels had a great time watching the show. Students learned about how chemical reactions between different materials can cause substances to change colors. Magicians don’t reveal magic tricks, but the presenter showed kids how magic presents itself in science. Students had a chance to volunteer to be the assistant for some experiments. Let’s hear it for science education! Read More

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

RSI Summer Camp Session II is off to a great start!

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

Welcome RSI summer campers! Renascence School International Summer Camp Session II is underway. RSI administration and teachers are very excited to welcome all of our Session II summer camp kids to school for 3 weeks of fun and learning! Read More

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Getting RSI students excited about STEM!

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

The Renascence School wants to promote the love of science and the world around us by giving students many opportunities to engage in hands-on STEM activities! PTO and the school administration have planned several exciting events this month. From learning all about extracting DNA from Bio-Rad to commissioning the Science Center to showcase fun-filled science demonstrations at a school assembly. So much more to science when you dig just beneath the surface! Read More