STEM Rotation 27 May the Fourth Be With You – May 15th (Mrs. Dawson’s Birthday!)
K: Working with the Quiver app to make living and nonliving things become 3D!
1st: Working with the Bee Bots to do some fun coding!!
2nd: STEM challenge: building the tallest tower possible with only 12 index cards and 12″ of tape
3rd: STEM challenge: build a marble maze
4th: Finish STEM challenge: building/sketching a predator and prey species of the future
5th: Working with the spheros and coding!
Thank you parents and students for thinking of me this week for teacher appreciation! I loved all the yummy treats!!
Here is what we are learning this rotation:
K: We are studying a non-living thing – Bee Bots! Some of them still think robots are living. They are also getting some coding practice one last time before the end of their K year!
1st: We are working on a STEM challenge – building index card towers as tall as possible!
2nd: We are finishing and viewing our star videos
3rd: We are doing a STEM challenge involving volume/7 different containers and rice!
4th: We are engineering animals of the future in this STEM challenge.
5th: We are finishing our cell projects.
I can’t believe there are only 4 more classes left with these kiddos!! Here’s what we are learning this rotation:
K: They will making models of living and nonliving things – then sorting them at their table.
1st: They will be learning what animals need to survive and also about various animal habitats. We will be playing several games!
2nd: We are still working on our STARS show using the green screen.
3rd: Finishing our math stem challenge on perimeter
4th: Drawing food chains and then using the ozobots to follow the food chain.
5th: We are still working on our Cells Stem challenge. All students should be in the “build phase” and finishing up this rotation.
Thank you for the supplies!! I’m still collecting cereal boxes if you.can send them in!
Here’s what we are learning this rotation!
K: We are studying leaves and learning how to use magnifying glasses. We are also making leaf rubbings!
1st: We are putting together a flower puzzle to combine learning the parts of a flower.
2nd: We are continuing our STEM challenge making a movie about stars using the green screen
3rd: We are beginning a STEM challenge making dog runs, while learning about area and perimeter.
4th: We are studying predators and learning what characteristics make an animal a top predator.
5th: We are continuing our STEM challenge making animal and plant cell learning kits with a budget!
Thank you for the donations!! Here’s the sign-up genius if you need it:
K: Students will be working various rocks and making discoveries
1st: Last day for this STEM challenge: Presenting their puppet shows!
2nd: Learning about wind energy and making a wind turbine
3rd: Learning about birds of GA and then working stations to discover which “beak” works the best for specific “food sources”
4th: Looking at the sun-earth-moon system and making an orrery to better understand the system
5th: Final day for this STEM challenge: Wiring their towns and presenting them to the class!
Thank you to everyone for coming out to STEM night!! I loved seeing all of my students and their parents. Thank you also to all of the volunteers… we couldn’t have done it without you!! I’ll post pictures soon!!
STEM class still needs the following items: construction paper (all colors, several packs), pencil eraser tops/bars, clear scotch tape and tissues (lots of runny noses!!)
What are we learning this rotation:
K: Day 2 of STEM challenge – building a boat! (buoyancy)
1st: Day 2 of STEM challenge – building shadow puppets and a puppet show!
2nd: Heat energy with snakes and glass bottles
3rd: How human inventions have been inspired by nature
4th: Finishing our Orion constellation and graphing the distances of the stars
5th: Day 2 of STEM challenge – lighting up the town!