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2022

  • All Aboard the Science Barge!

    FlexSchool students learned about climate change, disaster preparedness and off-the-grid agriculture aboard the Science Barge – floating sustainable urban farm docked in the Hudson River!
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  • Flock

    Meet Uno – a bald eagle who was rescued after being found, injured, emaciated and unable to hunt in Sitka, Alaska in 1989. FlexSchool students were treated to a “meet and greet” session with Uno, along with other awesome birds of prey, during a recent FlexFriday visit to the Raptor Trust.
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  • Knee-Deep in Scientific Research

    Bronxville
    FlexSchool students and staff donned chest waders and waded out into the Hudson River, dragging a 30-foot seine net to collect samples of various species of fish, crab, shrimp, jellyfish and more on a recent FlexFriday excursion to the Center for the Urban River (CURB) at Beczak.
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  • Serious About Science

    Bronxville
    How does chemistry inform the development of life on Earth? What important biological compounds exist on Earth that allow for life to thrive? High school students at FlexSchool explore these kinds of essential questions in a variety of ways – from small group discussions, to hands-on experiments and labs. Last week, biology students followed lab protocols to extract DNA from strawberries.
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  • A Proud Day for FlexSchool and the Gifted Community

    Lynne Henwood, FlexSchool’s Cloud Campus Head of School, played an instrumental role in achieving an important milestone for the gifted community. This week, Lynne, who serves as president of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children, accepted a state resolution that designates March as Gifted and Talented Month in New Jersey! “We worked for years to advocate for the needs of gifted learners, and it’s finally coming to fruition,” Lynne says. Congratulations and thank you to Lynne for this significant accomplishment.
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  • Magical Magnets

    “Superposition is SO COOL!” This comment by a FlexSchool 5th grader was one of many enthusiastic chats, during a lively FlexFriday discussion with graduate student Felicity Hills about the limitations of our knowledge of physics. “Gravity is a good example. We have Newton’s laws and day to day, most of what we interact with can be described with Newton’s Laws. But for really large, black holes, Newton’s laws are no longer sufficient,” Felicity explained. “What we always do in physics is ask questions about things that sort of push on them: Why can’t we explain this? We want to add to the standard model. We do have a set of equations that explain the standard model, but we know those equations aren’t complete because there are things we can’t understand. We want to refine that and make a better theory.”
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