Events and Trips
AALI Science 7th and 8th Graders Visit New England Aquarium 10/24/2017
Longsjo 7th and 8th graders had the chance to visit the New England Aquarium. They explored while completing an activity related to natural selection, interactions in ecosystems, and disruptions to ecosystems. They found connections during the trip to a recent class project and will continue to refer back to this common learning experience throughout the year.
AALI Science 5th and 6th Graders Visit New England Aquarium 10/17/2017
Longsjo 5th and 6th graders had the chance to visit the New England Aquarium. They explored while completing an activity related to ecosystems, learning about parts of a food web and biotic and abiotic factors. Students enjoyed their trip and particularly loved spending time at both touch tanks and at the new Science of Sharks exhibit! We were even able to eat lunch outside on the docks and watch the boats.
AALI Science 7th and 8th Graders Visit WPI 9/29/2017
7th and 8th grade Longsjo students were given the opportunity to visit WPI. They attended a presentation on projectile motion with a focus on the human cannonball. With connections to their math and science classes, this presentation was also an introduction to the engineering challenge they were about to complete. Working in pairs, students designed, built, tested, and improved catapults. After the workshop, they attended a presentation about college admissions and life, took a tour of the campus, and enjoyed lunch at the dining hall. Thanks to an event set up on campus, they were even able to test out their projectile motion knowledge playing basketball on the quad!
AALI Science Students Visit Museum of Science 5/18/2017
7th and 8th grade Longsjo students were given the opportunity to visit the Museum of Science in Boston. They found connections to their middle school STEM standards all throughout the museum and particularly enjoyed the Lightning show, Science in the Park, the Hall of Human Life, the Live Animal Center and the new exhibit POPnology! This was the last AALI day trip of the year and was the perfect end to an exciting year!
Longsjo 7th and 8th Grade Students Visit Fenway for
STEM Day on 4/6/2017 and a Red Sox Game on 4/13/2017
AALI Science students and additional 7th and 8th graders had the chance to visit Fenway Park for a STEM Day including a wildlife presentation on April 6th. We planned to stay for the game as well, but when it was rained out we returned on April 13th. The rain date turned out to be a beautiful day and bring a win for the Sox after a great comeback!
Longsjo 6th Grade Students Visit The New England Aquarium 3/16/2017
A group of Longsjo 6th grade students had the chance to visit the New England Aquarium. Students were chosen through a raffle with tickets they earned from their teachers. During the visit, students explored the aquarium and completed an assignment on ecosystems.
AALI Science 7th Grade Students Visit Fitchburg State University 3/9/2017
Longsjo AALI Science 7th grade students walked to Fitchburg State University. They got to visit two science labs where they learned about experiments relating to plant stomata and water quality testing that is being done with local streams/rivers. Our students even noticed that the college students were using the same LabQuest equipment we have been using in our own science lab! They also met with Upward Bound to learn about college life and the admission process. Then, they toured the campus with stops into the recreation center and a residence hall and finished off their day with lunch at Holmes Dining Commons.
STEM Morning 12/21/16
Presented by AALI Students to Longsjo 6th Graders
This program was planned and run by AALI 7th and 8th graders and was presented to all Longsjo 6th grade students. There were 9 workshops set up in different classrooms and the 6th grade classes, as well as a group of parents and guests, rotated through the stations to learn about a variety of STEM topics. It was a great opportunity to practice communication and social skills while sharing a love for learning and interacting with the Longsjo community!
5th Grade Presentation: States of Matter 12/1
Museum of Science Traveling Program
All Longsjo 5th graders attended the States of Matter program brought to us by the Museum of Science Traveling Programs!
AALI Science Students Visit New England Aquarium 11/14
Longsjo AALI Science students had the chance to visit the New England Aquarium in Boston. Students worked to complete an assignment on adaptations as they explored the Aquarium and observed the animals. The weather was so beautiful we even got to enjoy our lunches outside overlooking the ocean!
5th Grade Geology: Rock Detectives 11/1 & 11/9
Museum of Science Traveling Program
All Longsjo 5th graders had the chance to participate in the Geology: Rock Detectives Program brought to us by the Museum of Science!
AALI Science Students Visit WPI 10/31/2016
Longsjo AALI Science students had the chance to visit Worcester Polytechnic Institute! We were welcomed by the Engineering Ambassadors, undergrads who are working to engage younger generations in the excitement of STEM fields. They taught our 7th and 8th graders a lesson on electromagnets and their applications in the real world and then led them in building and experimenting with electromagnets. Then a Multicultural Ambassador undergrad gave our students a presentation on college admissions with plenty of chances to get all of their questions answered. This was followed by a tour of campus and then lunch in Morgan Dining Common. We even had a bit of time to let off some steam running around on the quad!
AALI Science Students Visit Museum of Science 10/18/2016
During a visit to the Museum of Science in Boston, we focused on the Science in the Park exhibit where students explored the physics of everyday life and made connections between their math and science classes. We also got to see the National Park Adventure IMAX movie, have lunch, and explore the rest of the museum.
AALI Science Students Visit Northeastern University 9/30/16
Longsjo AALI Science students got to visit Northeastern University. During the visit, they took part in two hands-on STEM workshops involving solar panels and electric circuits. They also had a chance to chat with current college students during a pizza lunch and tour the campus!