Rancho Las Positas Elementary School

Science

Rancho Makerspace

Students have the opportunity to participate in Maker Mornings on Wednesday before school in the Rancho computer lab. Pre-registration is required - sign up here. Learn more about Rancho's Makerspace here

SCIENCE CLASS WEBSITE

Click here to keep up to date on your child's science experience at our science teachers' website.

SCIENCE CLUB

Rancho Science Club is an after school club open to all Rancho students and their families. Students will have the opportunity to build, create, learn, experiment and design during club meetings, and get exposure to a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. Membership is free to all and all materials will be provided, courtesy of Rancho PTA.

 

Meetings will be held in the MPR on one Tuesday per month at 6:30pm. Please note that a parent/guardian must stay with their student at all times and no drop-offs will be allowed.

 

 

September 19 - Coding

October 10 - Coding and Intro to Robotics

November 14 - Coding, Robotics, Raspberry Pi

December 12 - Meet Cozmo, the robot, and our guest speaker, Daniel Casner from Anki

January 9 - Scratch

February 13 - Tinkercad Session 1

March 13 - Tinkercad Session 2

April 10 - How to solve a Rubik's Cube

May 8 - Surprise!

 

* At all Science Club nights there are Lego Robotics projects happening.

 


 

SCIENCE CLASSES

The Rancho science program provides opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function productively as problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world. Students in grades 1 – 5 attend classes in one of two science labs, twice a week for 40 minutes. The curriculum for all grade levels is derived from the California Science Content Standards. The California standards are an integrated approach to science and engineering concepts. Each grade level is divided into Instructional Segments built around related content. Each Instructional Segment is made accessible to every student through a balanced approach of direct instruction and hands-on activities.

 

Website by science teachers Ms. De Rego and Mrs. Dixon.