Lincoln Elementary School
Youth Art Month Display PDF Print E-mail

 

Abigail K and Mikaila M, both 5th graders from Lincoln Elementary, had artwork on display in Des Moines at Grandview University during the month of March. Both girls and their families attended a Youth Art Month celebration on March 25th. Approximately 200 pieces of student of art from around the state were chose for the display. Abgail's artwork is a pencil drawing of dancer's legs and Mikaila's artwork is a watercolor of piano keys. Congratulations for this honor, Abigail and Mikaila!

 
4-H STEM Club Catches the Wind PDF Print E-mail

The 4-H STEM Club continued their March session “Catch the Wind” March 14 afterschool taking over the Lincoln gymnasium. This month they are learning and working as mechanical engineers to sails and windmill blades to catch the wind.

 

26 participants had a great time finishing the design and building of their sail boat sails. Groups tested their ability to catch the wind and measured/timed the results. They used that material knowledge to then start the design of their windmill blades. The goal is the blades will turn causing the windmill to lift weight.

 

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

There is no STEM Club the week of March 20 due to WCSD spring break. A community showcase is planned for March 28 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built as mechanical engineers. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their recycled racers in action.

 

Similar STEM opportunities will be available this summer through Washington County Extension’s Clover University summer day camps. Registration information available in April. contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions about this new STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities. Follow “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” for more photos and up to date information on youth programs throughout Washington County.

 

Cole V and Drew C designed their sail using a plastic bag with a special support system. Groups were allowed to test their sails and go back to the design board and supply table to make improvements until they met their goal. STEM instructor Julie Timmins timed their results.

 
Lincoln Elementary Book Fair PDF Print E-mail

Open Friday, March 17, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Online shopping available until March 24.

Click here to go to the Online Shopping site.

Purchases benefit ALL students at Lincoln Elementary!

Last Updated on Monday, March 20 2017 06:54
 
4-H STEM Club Showcases Helmet Designs PDF Print E-mail

Twenty-six third-fifth graders participated in the February “Put a Lid on It” Afterschool STEM Club and presented to guests their creations March 1 at the Community Showcase. This group met for three Tuesdays afterschool at Lincoln Library working as biomedical engineers to design helmets.

 

They learned the important terms of criteria and constraints and how those impact what engineers do. Students watched a video showing the evolution of helmets and the many technologies that have improved them over the years and then were challenged with a certain budget and material choices to design a helmet that included the three critical parts. Small groups then designed, weighed, measured, redesigned, and tested on a mannequin.

 

This Afterschool 4-H STEM Club is sponsored by Bazooka Farmstar with support from Lincoln Elementary and lead volunteers Melanie Rothe and Janet Conrad. Contact the Extension Office if interested in assisting with future STEM clubs and activities.

 

The March/April STEM Club is full with the first meeting set for March 7 at Lincoln Library. Similar youth opportunities will be available through Washington County Extension’s Clover University this summer. Registration information will be available starting April 1. For more information how to support or get involved with these STEM activities for youth contact 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Follow “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook for up to date information on 4-H programs and other youth events in Washington County.

 
STEM Club Registrations Open for March and April PDF Print E-mail

The 4-H After School STEM Club is now taking registrations for the March and April Sessions. This science club is open to students in 3rd-5th grade. Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar to offer additional and fun ways for Washington youth to interact with science more in a hands-on setting while making new friends and connecting with caring adults in the community. This camp is open to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

Each session will use an Engineering is Elementary and State 4-H curriculum facilitated by Liz Goodwin, Julie Timmins, and Amy Green. The March session will be March 7, 14, 28 titled “Catch the Wind”. Students will engineer sails and blades to catch the wind and turn it to power.

 

The April session scheduled for April 11, 18, 25 is titled “Robots on Parade” and students will focus on computer science. They will learn coding basics and program Bee Bots to complete unique parade routes and then advance to the Dot and Dash robots who are able to talk, sing, flash lights, dance and more.

 

Registrations accepted on a first come, first serve basis until March 1 at the Lincoln Elementary Office or the Washington County Extension Office. There is a $10 fee due with the registration form for each session or $5 for current 4-H members. Students may register for one or both STEM Club sessions.

STEM Club Registration

Forms are also available on the Extension website at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/

 

Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions about this new STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities.

 
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