Monthly Archives: May 2014

Official Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson!

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson treated our students very well. Despite his “no photo” policy, he acquiesced to Alex and Wes. Here are the official pics from the event photographer. Thank you to Beth El Synogogue for hosting this fabulous event and inviting us to be a part of it. We learned to “get over” Pluto no longer being a planet, and WHY we needed to. We learned that labels are limiting and we shouldn’t let people corner us into them. He was funny and made science fun for even non-science enthusiasts.

With Jamie and Gemma

With Jamie and Gemma






The Leader Board is UP!

Welcome to the 2014 edition of the Ender’s Game 8th grade competition. Students are once again divided into teams that are competing for the rest of the school year.  How do you win? Your team should be on time with your materials, have your homework done, and refrain from distracting other teams. You can also help your team’s progress by doing your best on the homework and participating appropriately during discussions. The standings as of the first week were:

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Farnsworth Meets Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson!

Tonight, 20 some students from Farnsworth Aerospace, along with some of their teachers and some additional students from Johnson High School, had the honor of listening to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson speak at the Beth El Synagogue in St.Louis Park.

Dr. Tyson signing books and programs for Alex and Wes.

Dr. Tyson signing books and programs for Alex and Wes.