Posted by: D. Rand | May 29, 2018

PBS Global Design Challenge at GEHMS!

Challenge #1! Pop-fly! Team-work + levers + trial and error = Lots of fun!

Posted by: D. Rand | May 10, 2018

Nature’s Children Student Leaders!

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Our school weather reporters will let you know what weather conditions are like in the center of Glastonbury!

Look for morning weather reports on each weekday morning from 95 Oak Street, Glastonbury, CT.

Posted by: D. Rand | April 5, 2018

Robotic Puppies Come to GEHMS!


Pre-school and kindergarten students were treated to a visit by some furry, robotic puppies in the school science lab! Where are the sensors? How do they hear? How do they move? How do I get the puppies to “do what we tell them to do?”


Posted by: D. Rand | September 28, 2017

GEHMS NASA KIDS Living & Working in Space!

Congratulations! They did it! Thank you GAVRT and NASA! Fourth grade student scientists from GEHMS successfully operated one of NASA’s 850,000 pound, ten-story radio telescopes located in Goldstone Valley, California. From their laptop computer in the school science lab, these young astronomers collected data emitted from a black hole in deep space. Their data will contribute to scientific research of an international group of NASA scientists.

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Our student scientists have begun their quest to learn how to take the controls of a ten-story NASA radio telescope located in Goldstone Apple Valley California to study Black Holes! Go Team!

Posted by: D. Rand | April 28, 2017

Global Design Challenge Club Connecticut!

IMG_4258Hello, kids in Global Design Challenge Clubs in the Ukraine and Ivano-Frankivsk, Boston, MA and Nashville, TN! We would like to introduce the GEHMS Global Design Challenge Team from Connecticut for Spring 2017! We have lots of questions for you about the kids in your Club, your school, state and country!


Posted by: D. Rand | January 9, 2017

Take Apart Labs! Volunteers Needed!

Please sign up for 2017 Annual Take Apart Labs!!
YOU DO NOT NEED ANY EXPERIENCE TO HELP US! Our annual Take Apart Labs provide an opportunity for all of our students to work as engineers to take an everyday item apart and find out what is inside. Students use real tools, safety goggles and a study guide, along with you, to help focus student attention. We need at least five adults per class to make this opportunity available! We need YOU!

 Please sign up below:img_5849

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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