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March 2, 2017

Students in K-2 Morning STEAM made miniature golf courses out of recycled materials. Next, they added in a servo motor with pre-programmed settings on an Arduino. The final week, we added in a color changing light and battery into a plastic golf ball and added LEDs thr...

December 15, 2016

Our kindergarten and first grade students have been making all things snowflakes! We began by reading Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. This non-fiction picture book, tells the story of William Bentley, the first person know to have photographed snowflakes...

September 9, 2016

I decided to start the year discussing growth mindset with all of my students. While I think teaching them components of growth mindset is valuable for any setting, STEAM is such a perfect place to have the conversation. Students are constantly tinkering, building, and...

March 18, 2016

We celebrated Pi Day in STEAM with three different activities! 

 

 

1st grade students made Pi Day Crowns! I printed large print graph paper on 11x17 paper and labeled the digits of Pi in each column of the graph paper. I then had students color the corresponding squares...

February 29, 2016

Kindergarten worked on creating foil boats that would hold as many marbles as possible. This lesson really drilled in the idea of testing, redesigning, and retesting. Each student probably made 3-4 modifications, retesting each time to see how many more marbles their d...

February 29, 2016

In K-2 Morning STEAM Club, we explored robots! Our lab has one Wonder Workshop Dash Robot and we just got 6 Ozobots! We used these and two students had Dash and Dot Robots at home, so brought them in to share. I didn't give much instruction today, as I really wanted st...

January 22, 2016

Last night, was our first ever Family STEAM Night. It was great! I set up 11 stations around 2 rooms and made sure each station had a card with the activity name, directions, and some questions to ponder while playing. 

 

Here is a list of the 11 rotations I set up:

 

1. M...

January 22, 2016

This was the simpe machine students were most excited about. Who knew? 

 

As a group we discussed what a pulley is, what the physical properties are, and what simple machine it reminded them of (wheel and axle). I introduced them to a fixed pulley, movable pulley, and co...

November 23, 2015

In K-2 STEAM Surge we made modified versions of this Zoom Ball. Our Zoom Balls used string/yarn, and a toilet paper roll! Very simple yet really fun to play with! We reviewed laws of motion and discussed forces that act against the movement of this toy (friction, gravi...

October 29, 2015

In K-2 Morning STEAM Surge, we made balloon powered cars! We learned about propulsion and Newton's third law of motion. Students began by creating slots in the cardboard base for their axles to fit through. Next, they hammered wheels on the axles. Then they added their...

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