How do you design a sailboat with LEGOS to glide as fast and far as possible using only the wind power of a box fan? Beye 3rd graders took on that challenge in true competitive spirit as part of OPEF’s Geared Up Program, in which all District 97 3rd graders learn about force and motion […]
Dr. Stark, a biology professor from IIT, teaches an air pressure lesson with Mr. Manus’s 4th graders during a Science Alliance residency.
Adult LEGO builders faced off in two challenges – build a car and build a landmark – and the competition was fierce (but friendly)!
Nearly 90 Oak Park area children joined us for Arboretum Adventures, our first ever BASE Camp on the Columbus Day holiday.
Oak Park Education Foundation is excited to introduce BASE Camp’s newest offering, Arboretum Adventures.
Holmes, Beye and Longfellow students saw a cherry picker, snowplow, street sweeper, and more!
Dr. Ben Stark discussed air pressure and how it is used to fly a plane during his classroom visits
Dr. Ben Stark, biology professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, visited Mr. Manus’s 4th grade classroom to lead experiments with single cell organisms. The students are working on growing their own single cell organisms – molds and bacteria – using slices of bread as a petri dish. Dr. Stark will visit again in a […]