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Food Web Collaboration in Fifth Grade (Flipped) Science

Fifth grade Science students tackled a food web activity today that was multi-layered. It was designed to first check student understanding of food webs and the concept of interconnectedness, which students explored at home as part of their flipped classroom, … Continue reading

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RSS Classes Imagine and Animate “Hammurabi vs. Mr. Lew” Conversations

The RSS classes were challenged to compare and contrast the Middle School Code of Conduct with Hammurabi’s Code, best known for its “eye for an eye” philosophy. After comparing the codes in a Venn Diagram, boys wrote a dialogue between … Continue reading

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Makey Makey Music

Upper school students experiment with different ways of creating music with Makey Makey:

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First LEGO League Competition 2013

6th grader Rohan S. recently presented to the Middle School regarding his participation in the 2013 First LEGO League competition.  Congratulations to Rohan and the Lexington LEGO Heads on their impressive victory! 

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The Finals of the Robot Challenge in 6th Grade Science!

The Robotics Challenge in sixth grade science came to end today with the competitions in both the excavator and race track challenges. The boys did a great job building and programming some very slick robots. The video below features the … Continue reading

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Question. Explore. Demonstrate.

Fessenden started a program called Q.E.D. in 2012 that provides an opportunity for our students to explore innovative learning based on their own passions, interests, and talents. During this endeavor, boys will practice creativity grounded in purpose and the iterative, … Continue reading

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Sending the Robots Around the Test Course

During Help and Work on Friday the boys were feverishly trying to get their robots to successfully navigate the course. The competition begins on Wednesday. As you can see from the video there is plenty of work to be done. … Continue reading

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