Visiting doctoral candidates Diana Wallin ('03 Alum) and Amanda Barks from the University of Minnesota's neuroscience program were special visitors to Minnehaha Academy's first grade classroom earlier this week.
Students from Minnehaha’s Oceanography class went to the Mall of America this past weekend and participated in the Sea Life Aquarium Rainbow Reef tank snorkel experience.
Yesterday, upperclass oceanography students at Minnehaha Academy had a very special delivery - their spiny dogfish sharks.
A Sight to See on the Front Lawn
The 3-foot sharks arrived in cardboard boxes that were opened on the front lawn of the Upper School campus, next to the floor-to-ceiling windows in the new STEM lab. The activity was in a prime viewing location and many students stopped to look on, wondering what was being pulled out of the boxes.
Minnehaha Academy students in the International Space Station project will watch as their experiments are launched into space on the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft tonight at 11 p.m. E.T. Four students will witness the launch in person from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
On Wednesday, a group from the class of 1961 came to Minnehaha Academy's Upper School for a tour of the new Page Family STEM Lab.
Students in Minnehaha Academy’s Applied Research and Engineering class are beginning work on two experiments destined for the International Space Station. This will be the fourth year that Minnehaha Academy students have sent an experiment into space, and the first year that students will have the opportunity to send two experiments to the Space Station. The students work as teams, and each person has a specific role, just as they would in a working lab. There are project managers, technical managers, mechanics, and software technicians, among others.
On Wednesday the 7th graders spent a day at a local nature center learning about birds. While they were there, they built bird feeders to bring back to school, used nets to capture and study insects (bird food), went on a bird-watching hike, saw a live barred owl, and learned how to band birds. Check out the photos and video from the field trip below.
Mrs. Jankowski's first graders finished up their unit on monarch butterflies today, by releasing them on the first full day of fall. After watching them change and develop for a month, they were tagged this morning, prayed over, and released. Their final destination will hopefully be the warmth of Mexico. See more photos below.