STEM Lab – Ms. Branham

Eastvalley Elementary STEM

STEM Supply Bag

October12

Zip lock bags are coming home with a STEM supply list inside. Please send in the bags with supplies by your child’s next STEM class. Since we can’t share materials right now, this will allow students to complete challenges in class. Thank you for your support!

The STEM Supplies are:

STEM Journal
2 pencils
Eraser
Hand held sharpener
Large Glue Stick
Scissors
Crayons

 

 

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Fall Virtual STEM Scarecrows Week 6

September24

Wow! Look at this outstanding, life- size scarecrow that Bella made! After listening to a recording of the book, “The Scarecrow” students were challenged to create a scarecrow for the outdoor STEM garden. STEMtastic work Bella!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gretchen created this amazing scarecrow that is so cute! I love those boots! Way to go Gretchen!

Jack created this awesome scarecrow for the garden. He even models with it to show how big it is! Way to go Jack!

Maria did a STEMerrific job on her scarecrow! It is the perfect size for a flower pot to keep the crows away! Great work Maria!

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STEMtastic Virtual Learning

September24

Maria did a fantastic job with her geode! It looks amazing! She wrote the steps in her journal and followed the EDP! Way to go Maria!

Maria did a great job planning out her rock candy challenge. She followed all of the steps, but the crystals didn’t form on the stick. Things don’t always go as planned in science! The important thing is that she was thinking about what could have happened and then, if time allowed, she would try again! Great perseverance Maria!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reagan created a model of before and after a volcanic eruption and showed the constructive and destructive forces that happened as a result. STEMtastic job Reagan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah really put hard work into her toolbox! She planned out and created each side! Way to go Savannah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah created a model of a volcanic eruption that is an example of both constructive and destructive forces. She did a great job of showing the eruption and how the lava eventually hardened to form a new piece of land. Awesome work Savannah!

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Amazing Virtual STEM Challenges Week 5

September24

Azul goes through the EDP (Engineering Design Process) to complete her thermometer challenge. Way to go Azul! You are a STEM Star!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel did a STEMtastic job of following the EDP when he designed his boat! He even sent me a video of himself testing it with his rock, George! It was fantastic! Great work Gabriel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston is always ready to collect data with his weather tools! Look at this STEMtastic rain gauge! Way to go Kingston!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lily did a terrific job on her rain gauge! Look at those innovative markers she used to see the inches more clearly! Way to go Lily!

 

 

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STEMtastic Virtual Learning!

September18

Azul is hard at work planning her rain gauge, creating her rain gauge and then testing it! Azul is doing a STEMtastic job on her challenges! Way to go Azul!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catalaya created another one of her fantastic weather tools – a wind vane! STEMtastic work Catalaya!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah, a 5th grader, demonstrates in her model how water carries sediment down the river and dumps it on the sides to create a river bank. Great job Savannah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack, a 4th grader, shows his Star Masterpiece in these pics! He created a galaxy of stars that included the 7 types of stars and the various colors of those stars according to their heat levels. What a creative approach to showing the colors and sizes! STEMtastic job Jack!

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STEMtastic Virtual Learning!

September14

London has been very busy! This is one of her AWESOME weather tools used to collect data about rainfall! Can you guess what it is? That’s right, its a rain gauge! Way to go London!

London also created a fabulous wind vane! I absolutely love her use of materials. Finding materials that are around us in nature provides a more authentic experience. Way to go London!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah, an EV 5th grader, created a model of erosion occurring from a mountain to show an example of a destructive force. Way to go Savannah – this is a great model!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alanna, a 5th grader, created a model of a volcano and an island to show an example of a constructive force. As the lava cools from the active volcano it forms a new piece of land – an island. Great work Alanna!

Alanna also created a model of a destructive force – erosion. She planned it out in her journal and then made it come to life in her 3-D model. The water in her model looks like it is really moving! Great job Alanna!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian, a 5th grader, created a swamp as a model of a constructive force. Did you know that the Okefenokee swamp was formed by destructive and constructive forces? The coastal plains region of GA used to be under water. Over time, sediment filled the water and it became a swamp.

Brian put a lot of details in his swamp. Look at the finely cut swamp grass, lily pads and Cypress trees. Also, the green peat-filled water. Great job Brian!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas created his model of a mountain to show an example of a constructive force! His model is very broad and shows destructive forces too! I love how he labeled all of his areas to show the land forms around the mountain as well. This is an excellent model! Way to go Nicolas!

William, a 5th grader, used multiple materials to create a model of an island to show constructive forces. It is very easy to read with his use of colors. STEMtastic job William!

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Weather Instruments in 1st grade – Virtual STEM

September9

Azul imagined what she wanted her windsock to look like. Then, she created a plan for it in her journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azul gathered her materials and started to put her windsock together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She finished her beautiful windsock and now she’s ready to test it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azul’s windsock test shows that the wind is blowing slightly. Great work Azul! This windsock is STEMtastic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Virtual STEM at its best!

September9

Theerdha did an amazing job describing the physical attributes of her rocks on her Rock Display. Very creative and neat! Way to go Theerdha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaanvi and Kritika collaborated to make an awesome toolbox that is STEMtastic! It’s very creative and beautiful! Teamwork is what STEM is all about! Great work girls!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The latest Virtual STEM projects!

September8

Theerdha has done a STEMtastic job on her STEM challenges! Look at her amazing geodes! Wow! She even did three different kinds!

Theerdha created a nice STEM toolbox that is creative and packed full of STEM tools! Way to go Theerdha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston’s wind sock is definitely going to help Curious George land his plane! Way to go Kingston! Your windsock is STEMtastic!

Kingston knows how important his STEM journal is. Look at his great example of planning his windsock in his journal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW! Check out Jack’s STEMtastic Moon Phase model! This is super fancy and amazing! He even sent a video showing how his model works by moving the moon around the earth to show the phases! Way to go Jack!

This is a closer look at Jack’s model. I love the astronaut too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack’s latest model shows the earth revolving around the sun every 365 days to create our seasons! I love his details! Way to go Jack!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bella’s geode is amazing! Way to go Bella! The details of your geode are STEMtastic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan did a STEMtastic job on his wind vane! He is even testing it outside! Great job Evan!

Evan did a great job on planning his wind vane in his STEM journal! STEMerrific Evan!

 

 

 

 

Catalaya did a STEMtastic job on her rain gauge! Way to go Catalaya!

She also created a really cool STEM toolbox with a handle! That will really come in handy! Great work Catalaya!

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Check out these Virtual STEM projects!

September4

Lainey’s decorative rock display is STEMtastic! She includes all of the physical attributes of the rocks she found and displayed them in this creative structure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bella worked hard to create this STEMtastic rock display! I love how easily I can see the attributes! Way to go Bella!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reagan showed great perseverance with her earthquake simulation including her shake table and building. She continued working on it and never gave up! Way to go Reagan! You have mastered a STEM mindset!

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