STEAM Lab Donations
Thank you so much for all of your generous donations in the past. We
are looking for your support again this year. If you are able to help or would like to make a donation, please click on the
following link to view the donation sign-up page. Have an odd item that is not on the list? Contact the STEAM lab, we may be able to use it.
What's happening in the STEAM lab?
Fifth grade: Students are using crayons to create a model of the rock cycle. So far we have completed weathering (shaving the crayon down into small pieces), erosion (moving the crayon shavings into a small pile on our paper), and deposition (placing the shavings into an aluminum foil packet). Next time, we will be using pressure to create sedimentary rocks, applying heat and pressure to create metamorphic rock, and then melting and cooling to create igneous rocks. Hands on learning to so fun!
Coming soon....Mixtures and solutions,
Fourth grade: Students are in the construction stage of the force and motion Rube Goldberg machines. We are watching inspirational videos, examining some of the possible materials to be used, and brainstorming ideas that could be used in the group project. We are looking for ways to incorporate simple machines into our design, identifying potential and kinetic energy, gravity and friction, as well as change of motion.
Coming soon.... Group testing of the multi-step force and motion Rube Goldberg machines.
Third grade: Students are learning about crop damage caused by extreme weather and designing a way to help farmers protect their crops from hail. Students are constructing various types of roof structures and testing them against hail damage. Data is being collected and analyzed to determine the most effective type of roof.
Coming soon.... Material testing and selection to aid in designing crop protection to save model trees from a hail storm.
Second grade: Students are designing and building a multi-section diorama that shows animals in their habitat during different seasons. Students have identified and created all the different things an animal needs in its habitat and are working on showing how the habitat changes during the different seasons.
Coming soon.... Adding animals into the habitat diorama
First grade: Students are playing a fun, movement-filled game to help identify animal needs and problem solving to create a habitat where animals would be happy to live. Ask your child if they were an animal, food, water, shelter or space in our game.
Coming soon.... Animal research and pop-up habitat cards
Kindergarten: Students are woking on creating detailed drawings with labels. We made observations of goldfish, crabs, and melting ice. Lots of concentration was required and they all did their very best work drawing many of the features we observed.
Coming soon.... Designing a science notebook