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CDC Cosmic Chat Comes to BPC

Cris Mytko, BPC’s STEAM coordinator, currently on leave and working for the CDC this year writing K-12 STEM curriculum related to COVID-19, invited students and parents to join her in viewing the February 10 International Space Station Expedition 64 in-flight event with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC leaders chatted live with astronauts Drs. Kate Rubins and Shannon Walker aboard the International Space Station!  Kate Rubins was the first person to sequence DNA in space. During the current mission, lasting six months, the astronauts will conduct 200 experiments, including 3D tissue engineering and fluid behavior, as well ...
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BPC Teachers Selected for Prestigious Gilder Lehrman Institute Seminars

Aly Mitchell, our eighth grade history & geography teacher, was selected to attend the Gilder Lehrman Foundation's history seminar on Reconstruction at Columbia University. Led by Professor Eric Foner of ...
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BPC Wins Gold Again!

For the second year in a row, Black Pine Circle was voted best in five school categories in Parents’ Press Best of the Bay 2018. Best Alternative Learning Styles Elementary ...
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Anybody can be an Ally (Oakland Pride Sign)

Showing Our East Bay Pride

BPC marched in the Oakland Pride Parade for the first time! Our 8th grade students in the Sexuality and Gender Alliance club created the banner that we used to represent ...
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Our Makerspace

The lower level of the Q Lab is our Makerspace, outfitted with two laser cutters, several 3D printers, and a variety of tools for creators. Upstairs, there is a fully-equipped, ...
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School Maker Faire

After years of bringing our innovations to Maker Faires in Oakland and San Mateo, we now have our own Maker Faire (we also have a Science Fair, but that's another ...
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Barbie Bungee

"When will I ever use this?" Is a common cry from middle schoolers. This project gives them the chance to apply the skills they learn in the classroom in an ...
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Student projects at the Synchrotron

Students learn how electrons could be bent to create detailed X-rays of microscopic surfaces. These scans can be used to 3D print the objects. Through this, students have learned what ...
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Fish Mummies

Mummies are a well known part of history. Students learn how to preserve a fish using baking soda, and observe the mummification process as it happens over the course of ...
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Science Fair

The Science Fair is a time for students to explore something they are interested in. They create their own project, and can use tools such as our 3D printers and ...
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