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Squalicum teacher and student look at the International Year of Light exhibit.

Stunning Light Exhibit Visits Bellingham Schools

The United Nations has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015). SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics with headquarters in Bellingham, is a not-for-profit, educational organization that supports scientists and engineers globally working with light and is a founding sponsor of this global initiative. The International Year of Light…

Birchwood student, Braden, poses with his science experiment trifold.

Birchwood Student Takes First Place at State Science Fair

Braden Campbell, a fifth grade student at Birchwood Elementary, took first place in the junior division at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) at Bremerton High School on March 28. Braden’s project included building a wind tunnel to test model airplane wing design. The testing determined which wing design created the most lift. Out of the four models tested,…

A student displays the toy project she built on a table.

Designing Toys Fosters Scientific Investigation at Wade King

Every year Wade King Elementary School hosts a special event called the Second Grade Toy Museum. For approximately six weeks, second graders focus on a unit of inquiry under the theme of How the World Works. This is an inquiry into describing and changing an object’s balance and motion. The inquiry weaves together scientific writing, experimentation…

The front of Parkview Elementary.

Green Classroom Certification Program at Parkview

Parkview Elementary School students were recently recognized by ReSources for Sustainable Communities for their participation in the Green Classroom Certification Program. The program helps teachers integrate conservation education into curriculum and helps students develop lifelong skills for energy conservation. Classes choose from one of three conservation topics (energy, waste or water) and specialists from ReSources…