April Break Events and Activities

The Cambridge Science Festival takes place over break.
The Cambridge Science Festival takes place over break.

April vacation weeks is a welcome pause before the final Fourth Quarter push — there’s still a lot of work to do in the remaining 45 school days after we return from break. In a prior post we made some April break book suggestions, because we expect all students to keep up their reading. Teachers are also assigning some homework. But here are a few April Break Actvities. Most are free and accessible by the T.

Our #1 recommendation is that all students attend the Cambridge Science Festival, which offers dozens of activities over the entire ten days of break. Here’s the complete CSF schedule. Continue reading “April Break Events and Activities”

Imagining a New Science Building at CCSC

Rendering of students' design for a new STEM building
Rendering of students’ design for a new STEM building

A new science building at CCSC?!

That’s what was on the drawing board for the CCSC students involved in this year’s ACE Mentor Program, an after-school extracurricular that introduces students to career paths in architecture, construction, and engineering. Continue reading “Imagining a New Science Building at CCSC”

Meet The Bot Side

Building the robot Michelangelo
Building the robot Michelangelo

“The Bot Side” would make a great name for a café or a music club in Kendall Square — if it didn’t already belong to the CCSC robotics team, which is busy making a name for itself in the FIRST Tech Challenge. This is the second year The Bot Side has competed in the FTC, and the 13 team members are aiming to do even better than last year, when as rookies they won the Connect Award (for best outreach) at both the Arlington qualifying event and the FTC state competition. Continue reading “Meet The Bot Side”

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Katie Riser and Chris Duffy
Katie Riser and Chris Duffy

1,000 Words: Stories About Photographs is the title of a collection of stories and poems written by nine CCSC students and published in collaboration with Open Stories Project, a Boston-based literacy organization. The book contains illustrations by a dozen local artists who volunteer with the nonprofit. Open Stories Project was one of several new extracurricular activities at CCSC this fall. Continue reading “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”