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At Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy we have three academies that high school students can attend throughout their four years of school. Of course when you are a ninth grader you are in the Freshmen Academy and once you are a tenth grader until your senior year you can either be a part of the Academy of Engineering or the Academy of Urban Ecology.Read More
Story by Noel Thomas. Photo by Christian Outten.
Woodridge Eagle Bots participated in Friendship’s 5th Annual First Lego League Regional Competition. It is their way of kicking off the Robotics season by having all of the schools participate. The Woodridge team presented a solution-oriented presentation called “The Radiation Crisis in Space.” This project helped us to find out the many contributions of the deep-space radiation environment. A better understanding of the sun’s modulation of this radiation environment will allow mission planners to make better decisions for a future Mars mission.
We also learned that waves or subatomic particles transport energy to another entity, whether it is an astronaut or spacecraft component. Learning all of these things helped us make our project special.
Everyone was super engaged and excited to share their creation. This league helps students to be science and technology leaders by working on engineering skills. The Eagle Bots’ self-confidence soared like eagles as the team was able to talk about our work to the judges. Through our dedication and hard work we were able to receive 1st place in the Division I Project Category.
Noel Thomas and Christian Outten are 4th grade scholars at Friendship Woodridge International School.
On September 8, 2018, scholars from Tech Prep had the chance to join other students from around DC at Mapbox to experience our first hackathon which was called #UnHacktheVote2018. The purpose of the hackathon was to use technology to solve real-world problems.Read More
This year Woodridge Elementary has a LEGO Junior League. This afterschool club is sponsored by our 3rd grade math teacher Ms.Taylor Dow. During the program, students are taught tons of math and science concepts through real-world application. We are able to design, build, and create using LEGO’s products.Read More
Today at Woodridge, students acted as if they were electrical engineers by making a representation of a circuit. There was so much buzz going on in Ms. Lewis’ 4th grade science classroom. The electrical circuit was the topic of the lesson and students reviewed the concepts of a closed circuit, an open circuit, and a short circuit.Read More
From November 10th through November 12th, 2017, Collegiate and Tech Prep NSBE Jr. members went to the Greensboro, North Carolina convention. It was an amazing experience. We stayed at a beautiful hotel for three days with great food! Who wouldn’t be happy because of that?Read More
Did you know most kids are nervous and a bit scared of the first day of school? Well, this year was different. Why? The eclipse was a big deal this year and all the excitement took place on the first day of school.Read More
By R’Nasia Murphy Photo by www.pitsco.com.
MAY 22, 2017: Did you know that building a solar car is harder than it seems? You could make five without any kind of progress. I made three solar cars with my friends and teacher and none worked. The worst thing is, I found nothing wrong. Videos about building a solar car are no help. So, what's a good way for making a solar car? And most importantly, why is it so hard?
First of all, there's a lot of measurements that require the usage of rulers that many people aren't familiar with. Second, there's a lot of instructions that make it hard to see what's actually happening and how to do it. Sometimes the supposedly helpful pictures aren't so helpful. The picture may be paired with step two but is next to step four. The car can require welding. But, most people aren't very patient which is a needed skill for welding. And, you must wait a long time for the welder to become hot. Then you have to be careful with it so you won’t burn yourself or others...glue guns included.
Is there ever a perfect way for making solar cars? The main task makes you use and think of the measurements and designs which are something I’m not fond of. Do you think you would do good at creating a solar car? I know that even though it is hard, I will keep trying to make an awesome solar car that is lightning fast!
R’Nasia Murphy is a 6th grade scholar at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.
When you hear the word, “space”, what do you think? Space, it’s a beautiful place. We as humans have been studying space since man could remember. Fifty million years from now the earth will be too hot for life as we know it to survive.Read More
The D.C. District Wide STEM Fair was held at Dunbar High School, and two of our very own Titans, including myself, got the honor of representing Friendship Tech Prep with our innovative projects.Read More
On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Woodridge’s Robotics team traveled to Missouri for the NSBE presentations. NSBE stands for The National Society of Black Engineers. NSBE in Kansas City, Missouri allowed students to present on a topic they had worked on to compete.Read More
The Hour of Code took place at Friendship Collegiate Academy on December 04, 2016. Hour of code is a global movement as part of Computer Science Education Week that reached out to millions of students in over 180 countries.Read More
Blow Pierce went to the Air and Space Museum with the Junior Cadet program. We did lots of activities. First, we went to the top level which is also the tower. In the tower, we had a fantastic view. We saw a big field, a runway for the airplanes and clear parking lots.Read More
The VA DC (FLL) First Lego League took place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Friendship Collegiate High School. This years theme was “Animal Allies”. Teams explored the relationship between people and animals. Dozens of teams from Washington DC and Virginia came out to participate in this years FLL tournament with the theme Animal Allies....Read More