Exploding Dots!

Hambright students have been working on The Global Math Project ‘s Exploding Dots activities this week and last week with over 1.4 million other students from 84 countries.  Exploding Dots allow students to explore numbers, place value, number systems, and standard algorithms.  All of the classes seemed to enjoy deepening their understanding of math, “exploding” the dots, and loved the idea that they were playing with other students from around the world.

We have our very own link to calculate our KAPOWS! (which add to the US KAPOWS which add to the KAPOWS total score)  Check it out:


Manor Middle kiddos have the link in Google Classroom to try it for themselves.

STEM Sisters Launch Party at Rock Lititz

STEM Sisters Launch Party at Rock Lititz

October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 STEM Sisters programming year at the STEM Sisters Launch Party at Rock Lititz Pod 2 (100 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz, PA 17543).  Girls in grades 6-12, their parents/guardians, and female STEM professionals are welcome to join us in the unveiling of new program opportunities and the discovery of STEM all around us in Lancaster!

Activities at the Launch Party include:

  • Navigate Rock Lititz Pod 2 with a STEM scavenger hunt
  • Explore STEM professions through hands-on activities
  • Learn about the 2017-2018 STEM Sisters events
  • STEM Education presentations for parents
  • Enjoy light snacks and drinks provided

Participating Organizations:

  • Land Studies will be giving tours of Floodplain Restoration surrounding Rock Lititz
  • Make slime with Elizabethtown College
  • Screen print your event t-shirt with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
  • Operate robotics with the Girl Scout STEM Mobile
  • Learn about Pyrotek Live Events Special Effects
  • Participate in an event design activity with Atomic
  • Engage in demonstrations with DuPont Pioneering
  • Lancaster Farmland Trust will be presenting a GIS demonstration, including drone monitoring of farmland
  • Visit PPL Electric Utilities electricity module
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Lancaster Conservancy
  • Johnson & Johnson
Free for girls 6th-12th grade, parents and STEM Sisters Mentors

Register for the Launch Party 

What is STEM Sisters?

The North Museum’s STEM Sisters program inspires, empowers, and ignites young women’s passion for STEM Careers. Through engaging programs, activities, and industry site visits, the STEM Sisters program offers young girls an opportunity to meet professional women in  STEM fields and discover new potential career paths.  All STEM Sisters events are provided at no cost to the mentors, parents and girls in grades 6-12.

Visit our STEM Sisters webpage!

October LC PAGE Events

There are two events this month for LC PAGE:

Parent Presentation:   

Screenmasters Guild: How Families Can Best Manage Today’s Digital World”

Do you worry that virtual reality is becoming your child’s reality? Do you struggle to balance your children’s desire to play video games with other pursuits? How much is too much? This session shares a close-up view of what the research is telling us about best practices for families in the digital age. You’ll learn the tips and strategies you need to hack parenting the digital native.

LC PAGE is pleased to present nationally-known gifted education speaker, Lisa Van Gemert, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7 pm at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13,1020 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601.

The program is free but space is limited. Registration is requested.  Register here:  https://goo.gl/forms/SDrVtpMdmzqrR7ww1

From her website, GiftedGuru.com:

Who is the Gifted Guru?

My real name is Lisa Van Gemert (pronounced “gammert”). I’m an educator by training, and I’m a Giftedland native – I was a gifted student, I’ve raised three gifted kids, and I’ve taught gifted students. The gifted trifecta! I’ve been a teacher, a school administrator, a homeschooling mom, a paralegal, an Army Intelligence Analyst (yep), and a cheerleader. Not in that order.



After Hours at the
Lancaster Science Factory  

Wednesday, October 27
5:30 – 8 pm
(drop in)

$7.50 per person
(discounted from the regular rate, but memberships will not be honored)

Join us for an evening of hands-on science. Lancaster Science Factory volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. LC PAGE board members will have information and resources for your burning questions. Pizza available (while it lasts!)

Friends and family are welcome. Pre-registration is not necessary but helps us plan for refreshments and speeds registration.
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/mATVIbYXbtZQ0Ze83

Manor: AMC 8 Results!

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.  In 2016, more than 130,000 students from more than 2,000 school nationwide participated.

Congratulations to our school participants and our top place finishers.

First Place and a and Honor Roll Certificate Winner for finishing in the top 5% Nationally:  Jordan Photis

Second Place: Andrew Ament

Third Place: Luke Braas, Andrew Glenn, and Colin Kligge

Other School Participants: Everett Barry, Noah Donaldson, Eleanor Helm, Gabe Hill, Tommy Hockenberry, Jace Hoffer, Adaira Hufford, Audrey Jachimowicz, Kaylee Jackson, Tebelechi Ketema, Ella Kratz, Elizabeth Lebo, Katie Mackey, Olivia Nicastro, Curtis Rabatin, Emily Riggs, Jordan Schucker, Emma Shenk, Jack Shipley, Kyler Stigelman, Gavin Switzer, and Evelyn Weaver.


STEM Sisters for Grades 6-12 girls

The North Museum’s STEM Sister program is back for girls in grades 6-12.  A little information is below as well as the link to the program.

The North Museum STEM Sisters program inspires, empowers, and ignites young women’s passion for STEM* careers.

Through engaging programs and activities, the STEM Sisters program offers young girls an opportunity to meet undergraduate and professional women in STEM fields and discover new potential career paths. The program’s ongoing events encourage and empower young women. All STEM Sisters events are provided at no cost to local girls in grades 6-12.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

STEM Sisters


Girls Who Code (Girls ages 8-13)

I just found out about this opportunity:

Lancaster Science Factory Girls Code Club

The need: Only 18% of Computer Science degrees in the United States are awarded to women. Women’s involvement in computer science has plummeted. In the past 20 years it has dropped by 40%.

CoderDojo, Ladies, Technically Speaking, and the Lancaster Science Factory present Girls Code Club to address this urgent issue and inspire the next generation of female computer scientists.

Here’s the link for more information:  Girls Who Code

Manor: Science Summer Training Program

The Millersville University College of Science and Technology is pleased to sponsor the 30th Annual Summer Science Training Program (SSTP), which is offered to academically talented students entering grades 8 – 12. SSTP provides students with learning opportunities typically not available at the pre-college level through a wide range of academic disciplines in mathematics and science and a focus on intensive student-teacher interaction, advanced-level learning, research and problem-solving experiences. The University encourages participation by young women, minorities and other under-represented groups.

Check this link for more information:  MU SSTP

LC PAGE: Lancaster Science Factory

Lancaster County Partners for Gifted Education

8th Annual After Hours at the Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Pike Lancaster, PA 17602

Wednesday, October 28 5:30-8:00 pm

Gifted students, their siblings, families, friends, and teachers are all invited to this special “After Hours” event. The Lancaster Science Factory houses over 60 hands-on interactive exhibits featuring the physical sciences. Parents, please plan on 1 adult per 4 children in your group. Science Factory volunteers will be on the floor to answer any questions. LC PAGE will provide pizza and information on gifted education and parenting – visit us in the Science Factory classroom. The displays are most appropriate for those in grades 3-8, but anyone aged 2-100 will enjoy this event.

Cost: $7.00 per person (special discount – Sorry, memberships will not be honored.)

For faster entry and planning purposes, please RSVP by Monday, October 26th with the names of each person attending (adults included), the age and/or grade of each child attending, and your school district.

For more information and to register, please contact Alissa Booth at 898-3546 or lcpagepresident@gmail.com