The Pre-Engineering class has been investigating the civil engineering discipline. In addition to researching various careers and opportunities related to civil engineering, students completed a civil engineering-related project. This year's class was given various supplies and instructions for building a marble roller-coaster. Using knowledge from previous math and science classes, they were to build and calculate how fast their marble traveled and identify the kinetic, potential, and mechanical energy of their final designs.
We have two of the best Distance Learning Facilitators at ALC. They assist the 100+ students who are taking Concurrent Enrollment classes through live-interactive broadcasts from UVU. (Left to Right: Gaye, Karen)
Gaye Cook was born and raised in the quiet town of Fairview, Utah. She spent some of her growing up years in California. Gaye has been working for the Nebo School District for fifteen years and in her current position as Distance Learning Facilitator for thirteen years.
Mr. Arnold’s Film Production classes took a field trip to the Sundance Film Festival last week. They watched films from Israel/Palestine, China, Japan, and Minnesota. They also ate food from Mexico, Belgium, and Germany. In doing so, students gained insights into other ways of life around the world, like a Palestinian double agent working for the Israeli spy agency. Or like boys in China who have been sent to rehabilitation centers for kids with internet addictions.
The ALC students taking anatomy and physiology through Weber State University put their brains to work this week. They were tasked to flag all of the anatomy and physiology learned over the past couple of weeks, in preparation for their exam. The sheep's brain dissection was a great way for students to get away from a traditional lecture and get some hands on engaged learning.
Attention all female students!
On Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Women Tech Council is co-sponsoring a one-day workshop offering female students opportunities to be involved with hands-on activities utilizing TechMaker.
Students are placed in groups, given hands-on experience, and participate in a challenge event in which one group will emerge a winner. Learning opportunities in the following areas are provided:
Attention all parents and ALC students! Anyone registered in a new Concurrent Enrollment course this term needs to make sure they turn in their signed UVU Parent Permission form to the front office no later than Wednesday, January 22nd. Thank you so much for helping us by getting these forms all turned in. If you have any questions, please talk to one of the staff in the computer lab or the front office.
Mrs. Massic's Engineering students participated in a Lego modeling activity today. The object of the activity was to test each team's ability to work as a group, rapidly collect information, plan an assembly process and build a model from an assembly plan. Everyone had to comply with a number of rules, and they were given 30 minutes to prepare a formal assembly plan for a Lego hotel. Teams then used the plans to re-build the Lego hotels. Fun? Challenging? What do you think?