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Chain Reaction Contraptions

Little did American cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, realize that his drawings of zany and complex contraptions would one day inspire competitions around the world and inform STEM and STEAM learning in schools. Third grade students at WSD were recently introduced to…

The Pioneer Project

What is it like to be an immigrant pioneer in the 1850s? Fourth grade students are learning all about the challenges and achievements of Utah’s pioneers -- who immigrated from as far away as Europe, China, and the Pacific Islands…

A Mighty Mascot

The front entry of WSD has recently welcomed a new addition. An 8-foot tall 300-pound metal-fabricated wapiti (elk) now greets students, families, and visitors to our school. The impressive sculpture is the result of a fall term Middle School enrichment…

Objects In Motion

Students in fifth grade are gaining an understanding of forces and motion. In the Maker Space, some students are programming their Ozobots by color, which will program the bot to follow a color coded track. They learned that certain color…

Make History!

As the state of Utah approached the one-year anniversary of the initial COVID-19 lockdown, a small and important art museum invited school children from around the state to help the students of tomorrow know what it was like to be…

Wishtree

When one third grade class finished the novel, The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, they loved it so much they decided to give the author’s other titles a try. Enter Wishtree, an Applegate novel that students instantly took…

The Turing Tumble

Fourth grade students are learning about the inner workings of computing in a fun way. By using “The Turing Tumble,” an educational puzzle game, students are building mechanical computers powered by marbles. They have 51 logic puzzles to choose from,…

Christian McKay Heidicker

WSD’s 2021-22 Writer In Residence

We are pleased to announce that acclaimed children’s author, Christian McKay Heidicker, will join Weilenmann School of Discovery for the 2021-22 school year as Writer in Residence. Christian is the recipient of a Newbery Honor Award and a Booklist Best…

The Penguin Project

First Graders at WSD are "traveling” to Antarctica and its surrounding areas to study penguins! To simulate an Antarctic lab, life-sized penguin photos were placed in the lower hallway so that the students could take in the true size and…

First Graders Make-Do

Maker Space training for first graders included a thorough exploration of the Makedo toolbox. The hands-on learning experience was engaging and fun and taught first graders about the design process, getting comfortable with both solo and teamwork, and using their…