Lincoln Elementary School
Girls on the Run Program PDF Print E-mail

Twenty girls in 3rd – 5th grades participated in a new program in Washington this Fall called Girls on the Run. Janet Conrad headed up the program, along with 3 other coaches and a few volunteers.

 

 

At Girls on the Run, we inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Over a 10-week period girls explored and discussed their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age and developed strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. Through it, they also made new friends, built their confidence and celebrated all that makes them unique. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  The girls participated in a Girls on the Run 5k event on November 11 in Iowa City.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

 

Practices are led by volunteer, trained coaches, who have all successfully completed a background check.

Be watching next Fall for your your 3rd- 5th grade girl to be part of this amazing program!

 

 
Young Engineers Fill Lincoln Library for 4-H STEM Club PDF Print E-mail

4-H STEM Club filled every chair in the Lincoln Library afterschool November 7 for the first meeting to learn about Ocean Engineering before designing their own submersibles later this month.

 

The 27 participants defined submersibles, what would be valuable components of one, and learned the importance of researching the ocean bottom. Students were excited to think about the value of video cameras, motors, collection tools and sensors on submersibles. They defined topography and used a model sounding stick and ocean bottom to make their own topography maps.

 

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 Supplies to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

A community showcase is planned for November 21 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “Taking the Plunge” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their submersibles in action.

 

 

“Taking the Plunge” is being taught by Janet Conrad with assistants Julie M and Nayeli H with support from Washington County Extension & Outreach.

 

The STEM Club for November is full, however, a February and March session will advertise after the first of the year. Watch for more information or 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 STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities as a participant or volunteer.

 
4-H STEM Club Conducts Final Parachute Drops at Project Showcase PDF Print E-mail

29 STEM Club students with their family and friends gathered on the Lincoln Elementary lawn for the STEM Club Project Showcase on October 17. This club met three times afterschool in October to learn more about aerospace engineering while going through Engineer Design Process testing canopy size, material, shape.

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 Supplies to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

 

The November STEM Club session is already full, however, a February and March session will advertise after the first of the year. Watch for more information or 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 STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities as a participant or volunteer. More pictures are available on “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook.

 
Young Engineers Fill Lincoln Library for 4-H STEM Club PDF Print E-mail

4-H STEM Club filled every chair in the Lincoln Library afterschool October 3 for the first meeting to learn about Aerospace Engineering before designing their own parachutes. The 29 participants defined technology in a new way and started tested variables for their own parachute designs. They completed tests on canopy size, material and shape. This 4-H STEM Club will meet again October 10 and 17 to complete their parachutes, test them and improve them as engineers would.

 

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 Supplies to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

A community showcase is planned for October 17 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “A Long Way Down” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their parachutes in action.

 

The STEM Club for October and the Novembers sessions are already full, however, a February and March session will advertise after the first of the year. Watch for more information or 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 STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities as a participant or volunteer.

 

Ben K, Ellianna B, and Braydon C completed several drop tests recording which canopy size feel the slowest.

 
STEM Club Registrations Open for October and November PDF Print E-mail

The 4-H After School STEM Club is now taking registrations for the October and November Sessions. This science club is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade. Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 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..

 

The October session is schedule for October 3, 10, 17 and titled “A Long Way Down” taught by Liz Goodwin and Amy Green. Students will become aerospace engineers and use space technologies to design a parachute to be the quickest, carry the most, land the safest, or all three. Practice launches and experiments will teach about drag, atmosphere, and engineering variables.

 

The November session will run November 7, 14, 21. I tis called “Taking the Plunge” and will be taught by Janet Conrad and Amy Green. Students will get to experience some ocean engineering in Iowa when learning about sounding poles and sonar maps. They will build submersibles to retrieve valuable packages off the ocean floor.

 

Registrations accepted on a first come, first serve basis until September 26 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.

 

Teaching assistants are being hired. Contact the Washington County Extension Office if interested in this position. Parent volunteers are also welcome.

 

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 STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 13 2017 13:33
 
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