CYES STEAM 2019-2020

I am missing each and every one of you very much!  I can't wait until we get back into the lab and c
ontinue all the exciting projects we were working on.  In the mean time, I have added details about the projects each grade level has worked on this year and where we were in our current projects if you want to keep exploring these challenges at home.  You will also find a page for Coding at home, STEAM at home and other STEAM websites.  My hope is that you take time to continue to think like an engineer by creating a makerspace to solve problems, complete a course in or make your own build boxes to think up new ideas
If you work on a STEAM project be sure to email me pictures so I can add them on twitter!
Mrs. Chidester

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STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.  At Chris Yung, STEAM is a mindset, a way of interacting with the world.  We take the Chris Yung Motto of "Full STEAM Ahead" and embrace it with the idea that student's have their "Minds Set on the Future". Students are using the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills to engage in inquiry-based learning that involves them working through the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.  The goal? To ensure that our students are prepared for a future that is still being created.

What is the Engineering Design Process?
Through the engineering design process, students are led with a driving question that inspires them to ask questions about a real-world problem.  The process can be done including all steps or shortened depending on the depth of the problem.  In addition, the entire process can be completed within a short 10 minute period or over weeks.  Students will be introduced to the engineering design process in a variety of ways throughout the year.
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The Engineering Design Process
Click here to watch a kid friendly video to learn more:

How can I help?

We are always in need of both donations and parent volunteers to allow the students to fully access all that is available to them in STEAM.  Below you will find a list of needed materials that your student can drop off in the bucket outside the lab.  You will also find a link to sign up to volunteer in the lab.


A collection bin has been placed in the hall outside the STEAM lab (Room 208).  Your child can drop items of fin the morning.  Please make sure all items are emptied and cleaned!


Tissues Boxes Styrofoam trays  Egg Cartons  Water Bottles  Plastic Containers 
 Paper towel rolls Paper  Cereal boxes   Bubble wrap  Grocery bags (plastic and paper)
 Newspapers Wood scraps  Magazines  Toilet paper and paper towel rolls Pie Pans
Water bottles   Cardboard boxes Cups  Lips and bottle caps   

Lab Materials

electrical tape Legos Brain Flakes Sharpies
Tissues Lysol Wipes  Wet Ones Notecards
 pipe cleaners  Play doh Paper plates Hand Tools
 Electrical Wire Bulbs and light strings  Batteries (All sizes)  string 
 glue Marbles  Paint  Paint Brushes 
 Baggies (all sizes) Potting Soil  Aluminum Foil  Wax Paper 


We are always in need of an extra set of hands in the STEAM Lab.
Please use the below link to let Mrs. Chidester know that you are available to volunteer, when you have time and what you would like to help with.

Click here to Volunteer:

Some possible ways to support:
- Organizing donations
- In class support
- At home lesson material preparations