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Welcome to the S.T. E. M. Lab!

Where Science Ignites Curious Minds

 

 

"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures."

- Lovelle Drachman

 

 

I am very excited about this wonderful addition to our school.  Students will visit the STEM lab once every 8 days as part of their activity rotation.  Each week will focus on one or more facets of the STEM model: science, technology, engineering, and math. Every session will integrate grade specific objectives according to the new science standards set forth in the Mississippi Curriculum Science Framework.

 

STEM STARS!

Congratulations to our Cup Tower Challenge winners!

3rd Grade: Trey and Kobe in Malin's class: 14 levels and 85 cm

4th Grade: Ayden and Jaiden in Villanueva's class: 14 levels and 84 cm

5th Grade: Laken and Karrington in Chaffin's class: 13 levels and 80 cm

 

Topics

Upcoming topics include: What is STEM? What is Science? What is Technology? What is Engineering?  What is Math? How do scientists, inventors, and engineers use these concepts to imagine, design, create, and share ideas and products? How does STEM promote collaboration and teamwork?

 

This Rotation in the Lab:

How do Black Inventors fit into STEM?

Students will discuss who is an inventor, what they do, and what kind of personal characteristics they possess. All grades will view a short video portraying some of America's most important black inventors.  They will receive an informational handout listing products, inventors, and invention dates from which they will choose one to be the inspiration for their new invention. Students will draw and label a detailed picture of their invention and share with the class.

Next Rotation.....STEM Olympics

 

Home Connections

Parents have numerous opportunities to expose their children to STEM related concepts, thus supporting the learning that takes place in the classroom. Winter is the perfect time to explore the symmetry of a snowflake, design a snow shovel, examine the nests of squirrels, observe the affect of cold temperatures on sound, or to calculate mileage on a trip, double or half a recipe, or determine percentage off prices. Children can build, design, and create new inventions with household materials or brainstorm ways to solve a problem.

You could start small by implementing Math Mondays, Technology Tuesdays, Engineering Wednesdays, Science Thursdays, or Fun Fridays.

 

Here are some great websites for STEM related activities:

Design Squad at PBS Kids.org

Treasure Engineering at Big Learning.com

Brainpop

Brainpop Jr.

Studyjams

 

 

 Science Club

Science club is for fifth grade students only. 

 

 

 Science and Engineering Fair

                Our Science and Engineering Fair will take place on February 13, 2018.                  All projects are due by Monday, February 12.

As our state standards are changing, our fair will evolve to better meet the challenges of the advancements of science inquiry, testing, and designing.

Click the link at the top of the page to download our Science Fair packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Science Games

    

             Animals Characteristics Game       

 

      

       Food Chain Game

     

 

   Food Web Game

 

Animal Adaptations

Build Your Own Animal

Switcheroo Zoo

 

 

MCT II Science Practice Tests     

Please click the link at the top of this page to access the State Science Practice tests for 5th grade.  Three different tests are included as well as answer keys.

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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