science

Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 celebrates Homewood’s 125th anniversary

Homewood's 13th annual Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 will help celebrate its neighborhoods in recognition of the village’s 125th anniversary. The event downtown from noon until 9 p.m. will be on Martin Avenue between Ridge and Hickory roads.

Creativity abounds in STEAM Camp at James Hart School

The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Fun with metals at Homewood Science Center

 
Magnets, old screws and silverware.  
 
Kids got to play and design with old bits of metal, learn how metal is recycled and the properties of various metals at the Homewood Science Center’s “Metal Mania” Pop-Up Science Program on Saturday, June 9.
 

D153 SMART lab drawing teachers from across the country

The two-year-old SMART lab at James Hart School in Homewood has given District 153 teachers Katie Nigro and Cheri Pesina an opportunity to show off the lab to teachers from across the United States.

Science center helps launch Farmers Market season with lessons on bees, chess

What do chess and bees have in common? 

Both were subjects of activities at the Homewood Science Center on Saturday, May 26, in conjunction with the first summer season Farmers Market. 

Homewood bee enthusiast Christina Lindstrom offered a mini-Pop Up Science activity.

NASA probe launching this summer is named for former H-F resident

NASA has named the first mission to fly a spacecraft directly into the sun’s atmosphere in honor of Prof. Eugene Parker, a pioneering physicist at the University of Chicago, and former resident of Homewood and Flossmoor.

H-F High uses arts to recognize outstanding astrophysicist’s achievements

How do you honor a neighbor who is a renowned scientist credited with discovering theories on solar wind? Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s fine arts program took on the task Saturday, May 12, in a spectacular presentation of visual, sound and fine art by more than 500 students to pay tribute to astrophysicist Dr. Eugene Parker.

District 153 adopts new science curriculum programs

The District 153 school board agreed to update its science curriculum for all grades using two programs that teachers have piloted this school year.
 
The board voted Monday, May 14, to spend $98,770 for contracts with four companies for Mystery Science curriculum and support materials kindergarten through fifth grade, and Stem Scopes for sixth, seventh and eighth grades and the purchase of technology devices for the upper grades. 
 

Events focus on saving the environment and celebrating Earth Day

As the nation prepares for the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, several programs in the Homewood-Flossmoor area are providing information and ways to celebrate special efforts to recognize how to be environmentally kind to the earth.
 
The Flossmoor Public Library and the Flossmoor Green Commission are presenting two special programs dealing with the environment on Saturday, April 14, at the Flossmoor Public Library.

Science via roller coasters: Hands-on learning works to reinforce concepts

Science is giving kids a thrill.
 
Through the magic of 21st century technology, first through fifth graders don 3D glasses to take a roller coaster ride at the Wexler Theater in the Homewood Science Center. 
 
They shriek and holler and raise their hands to the sky with all the fun and excitement they’d have at an amusement park.
 

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