Second Meeting!

Hi everyone! We missed the people who weren’t able to attend. We’re planning to have another short meeting soon, either this Friday or Monday. This meeting is extremely important! We’re going to go through how to keep in touch during the summer! Please come to this meeting! We’ll keep you posted about when the meeting is.

Today we covered three things. This year’s project, two of our fundraising events, and how to blog.

In the beginning of our meeting, we looked at a project video by the Inventioneers, a team that won the World Championships a couple years before! This great video does a really good job of explaining how to really complete our project. It talks about how to and why to do this really fun and informative part of FLL.

After we saw the video, we talked about this year’s challenge for the project. This year’s topic is called Nature’s Fury. We have to find a natural disaster to research as a team and find a solution to it. We also talked about different types of natural disasters. The link to the website of this year’s topic is http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2013naturesfury.

Then, we talked about our first two fundraising events. We have planned two events to get money for our team T-shirts! The first event will be the end of school fundraiser. For this event, we’re going to sell desserts. Your parents should make 12 small bags of desserts (cookies, brownies, Rice Krispies treats, etc.) with two pieces in each bag.

Our second event will be the 4th of July fundraiser. We’re going to sell water in this fundraiser. Please buy two 24 packs of 16.9 ounce water bottles for us to sell. During this fundraiser, we’ll be wearing our T-shirts proudly.

For both of the fundraisers, please bring the fundraising items to Mrs. Kuiken’s room (#104).

After that, we talked about the blog. Everyone tested out how the blog works, and we even made a few posts! Just click the “How to Blog” tab, sign in with the username and password we emailed to you, and the power of the website will be under your fingertips! You can blog anything here, from your thoughts about the meeting to the ideas you have.

That wraps up our second official STEM Club meeting! Don’t forget to find a natural disaster that you want to research and blog a little about it for “homework”! That kicks off the project section of FLL!

Thanks for being in the STEM Club!

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