Author Archives: NLA

22 Mar
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Package the Pringle!

Recently our Little Learning Warriors took on a new challenge in industrial engineering — to design a package that protects a single Pringle chip from breaking when passed through a simulated mail delivery. The students were reminded that there is ...

07 Mar
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Color Cubes Assembly Line Challenge

The Little Learning Warriors at Woolslair Elementary recently enjoyed a special day when they were joined by their families, who assisted them in learning how to design and use an assembly line to produce the most “toys” — Color Cubes ...
16 Feb
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Snack Attack Packaging Challenge

The Little Learning Warriors at Arsenal Elementary learned a little about industrial engineering through a STEM challenge, where they were given the task to design a package to keep a s’more from getting ruined when submerged in water for five ...

25 Jan
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Umbrella Challenge: Water Cycle

The Little Learning Warriors at Arlington Elementary learned about the water cycle through a new STEM challenge. After Miss Trina led a lesson on how precipitation is water that falls from the sky as either rain, snow, sleet, hail, or ...

24 Jan
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Pittsburgh Police volunteer with Little Learning Warriors

In four of our elementary afterschool programs, Pittsburgh Police Officers have been volunteering their time with the Little Learning Warriors.  From Zones 1, 2, 3, and 5, the officers visit, read to, and spend time with the students for one ...

18 Jan
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Teamwork String Challenge

The students at Arlington took on a teamwork challenge with a string tied together at the ends.  Holding hands and standing in an unbroken ring, the goal was to work together to get through the hole created by the string. ...

12 Jan
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Egg Drop Challenge

Tech Warriors lead the the younger Warriors at Arlington Elementary in an engineering challenge to create a container that can prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from a given height. Divided into groups of 3 to 4, the Warriors ...

08 Dec
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Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Tech Warriors lead the Little Learning Warriors in a challenge this week to build the tallest tower out of toothpicks and marshmallows. In groups of three, the Warriors were given 20 toothpicks, 10 small marshmallows, and 1 large marshmallow (which ...

06 Dec
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Paper Engineering Challenges

For a STEM lesson, students took on a few “Paper Engineering” challenges.  Students were given a set amount of materials and time to make the tallest or strongest paper structure.  These are just two of a series of engineering challenges ...

21 Nov
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Afterschool Family Night

NLA’s program at Arsenal elementary school recently opened its doors to families for an Afterschool Family Night! Parents and siblings of the Little Learning Warriors came to the program to watch and cheer as the students received awards for their ...

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