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May 7 2015
EAST END HOUSE COMMUNITY NEWS

Ever wonder why your eyes are a certain color or your hair is a certain texture?
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East End House's Middle School Program participated in a two-month elective entitled Kinetic STEAMulation: Sculptures in Motion. Our middle school youth were introduced to the concept of kinetic sculptures or sculpture in motion as part of an ongoing focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).
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As part of a series of family events, the School Age Program hosted its 5th annual Family Night on April 8th. Families enjoyed a nutritious dinner together, complete with “Jaguar Juice” that our Red Jaguar group invented as a part of an interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) unit, experimenting with juice recipes. Student’s learned a variety of lab skills and good habits such as ratios and the importance of precise measurement. The Families then competed in an engineering design challenge similar to ones that many of our students complete as a part of hands-on STEM units.
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May 6 2015
EAST END HOUSE COMMUNITY NEWS

Every year East End House school age students enter the Cambridge Science Festival’s Curiosity Challenge. Youth write poems, draw pictures, and make collages to express their curiosity about a topic of their choice. This year, four East End House students were selected as winners, and are invited along with their families to the Curiosity Awards on April 25th, to celebrate science and curiosity. The winning questions were, “How big were T-Rex’s feet?”, “Why can’t penguins fly?”, “Why do volcanoes have lava in them?”, and “How does a plane stay in the air?” The winning entries were displayed at the awards ceremony and will be published in a Curiosity Challenge book.
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August 27 2014
EAST END HOUSE COMMUNITY NEWS

This fall, East End House is providing more than 350 children with backpacks full of school supplies to start the new school year thanks to generous support from individuals and local organizations including Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Boston Properties, CambridgeSide Galleria, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Monsanto, the Torstensson Family, and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
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