Kindergartners were scientists all week. They watched the reaction of baking soda and vinegar with their Frankenworms and experimented with static electricity by making their tissue ghosts dance!
First graders are studying waves in Science class. Students made a string phone and tested different variables that made it possible to hear their partner on the phone. Don’t be surprised if they recreate this at home and discover how long the string can be until the phone doesn’t work!
Second graders stayed with the plant theme in STEM. Science meets technology! Using a video game design, students shared information about a specific type of plant and included all components necessary for survival within their game. Their plants (or character) needed roots, stems, and leaves. Collecting sunlight, water, nutrients, and oxygen was a goal along the way.
Third graders chose between two design challenges that solve a real-life problem. They were allowed to pick their own problem and design a solution to fix that problem. Engineers created a wearable technology piece or a digital accessory following the design process.
Fourth graders have been learning about extreme weather in Science. Students were challenged to build a structure that could withstand a simulated earthquake. These student engineers followed the building requirements and had to troubleshoot issues using the design process, testing their toothpick and marshmallow structures in Jell-O.
Fifth graders got into the Halloween spirit by carving a Jack-o-Lantern with a pool noodle and construction paper and lighting it up with a student-made circuit.
Check out the STEM website for more information and photos!