4 December King Science Presents Annual SET for Life Conference December 4, 2012 By News News 0 Students at King Science & Technology Magnet Middle School explored a wide range of topics in science, engineering and technology during the second annual SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) for Life Conference in December. The conference was held in conjunction with the annual seventh- and eighth-grade science fair. Presenters from nearly 30 different organizations and companies—including the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Lauritzen Gardens, OPPD, Union Pacific, AIM Institute, OPS Magnet High Schools and Metropolitan Community College—shared information with students on science, engineering and technology subjects, as well as future educational opportunities. Students took part in a variety of hands-on sessions including VEX Robotics challenges, "Healthcare Jeopardy," an Information Technology hardware demonstration and forensic science observations. Additionally, nearly 45 guest judges from the community visited to evaluate seventh- and eighth-grade science projects. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Related Articles King Science Magnet Hosts SET for Life Conference King Science & Technology Magnet hosted its first SET (Science, Engineering & Technology) for Life Conference in late November. Representatives from more than 25 community organizations spoke to students about the educational and career opportunities available in the areas of science, engineering and technology, and also led special lessons and activities related to those career fields. In conjuction with the SET for Life Conference, the school also presented its annual 7th & 8th Grade Science Fair and 5th & 6th Grade Science EXPO night, which included student displays, hands-on science activities, a science book fair and planetarium shows. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the day's activities! King Science & Technology Magnet Presents 2011 Science Fair King Science & Technology Magnet Middle School presented its annual seventh- and eighth-grade science fair in January 2011. Click here to see photos of the students explaining their science projects to the judges! King Science Magnet Students Attend Career Fair King Science & Technology Magnet Middle School students had the opportunity to meet with local business representatives and entrepreneurs during the school's second annual Career Fair. More than two dozen professionals talked with students about their job responsibilities and the education needed for their respective career fields. A wide variety of professions were represented, from fire fighters to endocrinologists to cosmetologists. Click here to see a photo slideshow. King Science Aviation Students Take Airborne Field Trip King Science & Technology Magnet students in Brett Redemske's fifth grade Aviation Exploratory class had the chance to take a bird's-eye-view field trip above Omaha! They teamed up with the EAA Young Eagles to ride along with professional pilots Harlon Hain and Ed Haffke and see firsthand what it takes to fly a single-engine plane. During the weeklong exploratory class, students learn about the progression of aviation. They also study the various controls found in a cockpit, and the principles of aerodynamics. Students make their own glider airplanes and tour the SAC Museum. While at SAC, students test what they've learned by taking the controls of a computer flight simulator. Click here to see a slideshow from their airborne field trip. Congratulations to the King Science Football Team! Congratulations to the King Science and Technology Magnet Center football team for winning the 2010 OPS Middle School Varsity Football Championship! King Science Magnet Students Donate Lettuce from Aquaponic Garden A seventh-grade Service Learning class at King Science & Technology Magnet donated a batch of lettuce from its aquaponic garden to the Food Bank for the Heartland in early May. Aquaponics is a process of growing crops and fish together in a re-circulating system. The class has been successfully growing lettuce for approximately three months while learning about sustainable farming and the process of testing the water and caring for the fish. This was the students’ fourth harvest and they plan to make monthly donations to the Food Bank, in partnership with the UNO Service Learning Academy. After delivering the lettuce, the students toured the facility and volunteered by sorting 2,200 pound of food. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the students' service learning trip to Food Bank for the Heartland! Comments are closed.