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Grade 3 Core

Engagements

Learning Made Fun

The POPCS Smartlab has six islands in each rotation. It takes a POPCS student five days to complete an island. Each island begins with a "Challenge" and is followed by "What You Need To Know" which leads to a "Do It!" and concludes with an "Extend Yourself." Students work with a partner learning collaboration and teamwork skills. Each rotation lasts  30 school days, and every student has the opportunity to experience each island. Listed below are the rotations for the year.   Our goal at POPCS is to make sure each student has the ability to learn new and interesting things while becoming life-long learners who are passionate and excited about their educational journey.

Rotation One 

August - October

Mechanics and Structures

Robotics and Control

Digital Communication

Island 3: 

Comic Life 3

Software Engineering

Island 1:

Laser Maze

Robotics and Control

Island 2:

Snap Circuits

Mechanics and Structures

Island 3:

Scratch Coding

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 4:

LEGO WeDo! Milo

Circuitry

Island 5:

GOOBI-Platonic Solids

Circuitry

Island 6:

Vernier Sensors

Rotation Three 

January -March

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Rotation Two 

October - December

Circuitry

Island 4: 

Circuit Maze

Mechanics and Structures

Island 5:

Geometric Shapes

Sustainability

Island 6:

Energy Efficiency

Circuitry

Island 1:

Squishy Circuits-Circuit Basics

Digital Communication

Island 2:

Pixie

Mechanics and Structures

Island 3: 

Gravity Maze

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 4: 

Vernier: Temperature

Best Cup Design

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 5:

Google Maps

Robotics and Control 

Island 6:

Sphero Bolt

Rotation Four

March - May

Mechanics and Structures

Island 1:

Lux Blox

Robotics and Control

Island 2: 

Ozobockly

Mechanics and Structures

Island 3: 

Zometools

Computer Graphics

Island 4: 

Tinkercad- Intro to 3D Drawing

Sustainability

Island 5:

Climate Kids

Circuitry

Island 6:

Snap Circuits-

Green Energy 

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