2011-2012 School Year
STLP Digital Art
"At the Beach"
by Emma Jones
by Hunter Bradstreet
STLP Photo Product
by Katie Hollingsworth
"Mini Mall Fun"
by Gabe Binion
STLP Cyber News Articles
Yes It’s Rocket Science
by Caid Humphrey
Have you ever wondered how a rocket launches off? The kids from HisevilleElementary School created a STLP showcase about rockets for the WKU Region.
First, students researched rockets with a computer. Second, they planned their presentation with facts about parts of the rocket, a model of a rocket, and kinds of rockets. Third, the students practiced their speaking parts. Their display was real neat, organized, and it explained there presentation. Here are some things they had on their display: an inflatable rocket, pictures of the rockets, and even captions about their pictures. Also a pop up rocket that could soar in the air was beside their showcase.
The rocket project was very creative and had a lot of details about their showcase. You can learn more about these extraordinary objects that can stay up in space without being pulled down by gravity by visiting the Hiseville Elementary kids showcase.
Car Safety For Kids
by Katy Kilburn
HEY! You need to stay safe in the car. The kids from Red Cross Elementary School did a presentation over car safety for kids at the regional STLP competition. The names of the students who presented the showcase are Hannah and Briley.
Last year, the school also did a safety presentation. This year, their backdrop had a big yellow school bus on it. They thought they should do something over car safety because some kids don’t want to buckle up. When kids don’t buckle up, they could get hurt. The presenters wanted to send a message to everyone how unsafe it is to not buckle up. If kids start acting crazy, they could distract the driver. If the driver gets distracted, they might get in a car wreck.
When the presenters are finished, the last thing they do is show a video on a glog. A glog is an online poster with pictures that link to other websites and videos. In the video, some adults are talking how kids should be safe in the car.
This is why I chose this presentation, so kids can learn to be more cautious in the car of what they do. You can stay safe in the car by buckling up, sitting back, and don’t distract the driver.
2010-2011 School Year
STLP Digital Art
Photographed and digitally altered by Cassie McGee
Photographed and digitally altered by Emily Harris
STLP Digital Storytelling
by Michelle Stewart
by Katelan Estes
STLP Cyber News Articles
By Kaitlyn Kilburn
Have you ever wondered how you could help fight cancer? Well the presenters from Barren County High School do Pink Out. They have been doing Pink Out for several years. Two of the presenters have been doing STLP for 7 years and one member has been doing STLP for 1 year. The presenters said that Pink Out helps by making awareness of cancer. They also said it’s a fun way to help.
There’s one part of the answer, making awareness. The presenters thought that they would bring the idea up to STLP. So the other part of the answer is that Pink Out isn’t just about having fun at a ball game and wearing pink. It’s about having fun at a ball game while helping to bring awareness to a serious issue. So there’s the answer to your question.
By Meri Hayden Rushing
Have you ever wondered how light travels? Well, in this article I will tell you about how the students from Gamaliel Elementary informed the participants at the STLP Fall Showcase at WesternKentuckyUniversity about Fiber Optics. Now, if you’ve seen a Christmas tree will little balls of light on the end of their pine needles, then you’ve seen a fiber optic!
You say that you don’t know what a Fiber Optic is, so I will tell you what I found out at their booth. Fiber Optics are thin threads of glass that allows light to travel through it. These fibers need three things to work: 1.One light source 2.A material to carry the light. 3. A material to take the light and transform it into an electrical signal. Fiber Optics are involved in Plumbing, Electrical, Electrical Engineering, Lazer Optics, Material Science, Physics, Photonics, Electro Optics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, and more! Fiber Optics also come in two types: Single-mode Fibers and Multi-mode Fibers.
Fiber Optics are used to broadcast your telephone signals, cable television, and even the internet! So, I’ve come to the conclusion that they are everywhere! In your homes, In public, in the car, well, all around you!
STLP Fall Showcase
It’s time for some students from LES to go to the STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) Fall Showcase at WKU. Projects, Presentations, and Cyber News Reporters will compete.
NOT only LES students are traveling to WKU, but also elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools around the region will be competing.
Avoe Frasier, Will Randolph, and Beau Fleming will showcase the “Paws In” project which is about helping the animals at your local animal shelter. Mrs. Chaffin, Mrs. Weygandt, and Ms. Garmon’s classes collected donations for the animal shelter. Clay Spears and Keely Morrow will be interviewed about their presentation “Too Much Sun is Not Much Fun” which is about sunburns and skin cancer. And finally, Meri Hayden Rushing and Kaitlyn Kilburn, Cyber News Reporters, will be writing a news story about the Fall Showcase.
LES Students Map Historical Markers
by Meri Hayden Rushing
Last June, 14 Lincoln Elementary students traveled around Simpson County to document certain historical markers. Historical markers are all over the United States these markers tell important facts and details and help people know more about the history of Simpson County.
First, the students learned how to use a GPS by Skyping Cecelia Armstrong who is a professor at Morehead University. Next, students were taken by Mrs.Rowland and Mrs.Hughes to the 10 markers. Then, they found the coordinates on the GPS, took a picture of the marker, and checked the description on the signs. When school started back, all the information was typed and uploaded to the Mapping Kentucky History Project website.
“Not only did we learn how to find coordinates using a GPS, but we also learned a lot about the history of Simpson county,” Mrs.Rowland said.
The students who did this project were: Clay Spears, Aaron Wade, Matthew Bishop, Will Randolph, Taegan Strain, Benjamin Bayles, Hannah Ashby, Amara Alford, Emily Clark, Donavon Alderson, Aaron Hammer, Sam Blackwell, Koby Cherry, Meri Hayden Rushing, and Emily Harris.
Visit the Community Walk Website to see the map of Simpson County's Markers.