Category Archives: Tech Warriors

07 Jun
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Remake Learning Days 2017

Our afterschool students recently participated in Remake Learning Days: a 12-day celebration of activities and events showcasing everything that makes the Pittsburgh region a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning.  According to the program’s organizers, “Remake Learning Days ...

17 May
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Afterschool Advocacy Day 2017

On May 10th our Reading & Tech Warrior high school students traveled to the Pennsylvania State Capitol to join in Afterschool Advocacy Day, sponsored by Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) in partnership with the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance ...

04 May
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Tech Warriors tour Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center

In April the Tech Warriors took a trip to Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center.  Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, including the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States. ...

29 Mar
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Racing Balloon-Propelled Cars

Tech Warriors and Little Learning Warriors joined up again this week to design and build a model car that can travel using the thrust created by releasing the air from a balloon! The students watched as their instructor inflated a ...

24 Mar
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Volunteers Invaluable to Students and Staff in Afterschool Programs

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, the afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary School is graced by the presence of volunteer Arleen Smigielski.  Run by Neighborhood Learning Alliance, in partnership with Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, the afterschool program takes place every week Monday through ...

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 ...

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 ...

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