On Sunday, October 25, our Religious School turned into “The Science of Noah,” with three scientists leading STEM activities related to the Noah parsha (Torah portion). Our youngest students (Pre-K – 2) learned about the properties of light using prisms and talked about the covenant of the rainbow. Our 3rd – 6th Graders developed their engineering skills by building an ark out of aluminum foil and attempted to fill it with animals (metal hex nuts) without it sinking. Our 7th – 9th Graders also made an ark, but only after converting cubits to centimeters. All students learned about animal care and we able to sample some “poop” (brown m&ms).
Thank you to Giorgio Ascoli, Andy Lovinger, and Matt Kane for sharing their scientific knowledge with our students!