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  • 2nd grade built and tested packages engineered to contain and protect a cookie being shipped. After analyzing the properties of the packing materials, students packed a box with materials their team felt would protect the cookie during shipment.  Teams sent packages down multiple "conveyor belts" as well as a bumpy ride across the playground. Several of the "trucks" even wrecked and spilled the packages, sometimes that happens in real life! Some cookies remained whole and others were damaged.


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  • Hour of Code

    ​​​Cannon scholars are already busy learning to program for Hour of Code this week during Computer Science Education Week!

     

     
     
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  • Cannon's robotics team, RoboSTEM, had an exciting day at the FIRST LEGO League competition in December! They received the 1st place Project Award, out of 31 teams, for the best project idea and presentation to the judges! Way to go RoboSTEM! We are proud of you!!

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  • Family STEM Night Fall 2014
    More than 350 families attended the first Family STEM Night of the school year at Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School. Students explained science, engineering, math and technology concepts to their families, and helped them construct windmill blades, bridges, ramps and more. Families worked together to engineer their designs and then tested them for stability, strength and balance.

    Families also toured the Cardboard Creations Museum, an exhibit created by Cannon students. They built more than 250 cardboard designs that were invented for this year’s Global Cardboard Challenge, which is a world-wide celebration of child creativity. There was also a demonstration from Cannon’s competitive robotics team, RoboSTEM. They showed off their project and robots that they designed for their upcoming LEGO League competition in December.

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  • Cannon had an amazing Friday assembly last week! Scholars met some very special guests who spoke to them about service, freedom and citizenship. One of our special guests was Medal of Honor Recipient, Doc Ballard. The Medal of Honor is awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. There are fewer than 100 Medal of Honor recipients alive today so it is a rare opportunity, indeed, to meet one of these heroes.

    Another of our special guests was former Army Night Stalker Helicopter Pilot, Gary Linfoot. Gary sustained injuries during his service which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He currently uses an exoskeleton device to walk. He spoke to scholars about his injuries and how this special device was engineered for him and others like him. He explained that this device is in its infancy and engineers gather data from his experiences to improve the device to make it better for future users. He hopes that one day the device will allow him to jump and run.
    What an amazing, real life, engineering connection!

    Col USMCR, Tim Raynor was on hand and talked to scholars about The Pledge of Allegiance. He explained that the flag is our national symbol and that each time we say the pledge we are committing our allegiance to our country and honoring all those who fought and still fight to help maintain the freedoms we enjoy everyday.

    Finally, scholars were treated to a few songs from country recording artist Corrine Chapman. In addition to her career as a singer/songwriter, Corrine volunteers and shares her talent at numerous Veterans events.

    Cannon Elementary scholars are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet these real life heroes!

     
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  • Meteorologist Jeff Jamison visited CAN 4th grade students for an upcoming Real Science segment! Students shared how they are using robotics to learn more about systems, models, and energy.

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  • Teachers and Scholars share their College Colors!

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  • Scholars were busy all over the building on the 1st day of school for the 2014-2015 school year!
     

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