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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.

 

 

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 does Robotics fit into STEM?

All students in all grades will explore electric circuits, motors, gears, torque, and energy as they build robots using Robolinks.

 

 

Home Connections

Parents have numerous opportunities to expose their children to STEM related concepts, thus supporting the learning that takes place in the classroom. Spring is the perfect time to explore birds building their nests, gather weather information and make predictions, plants seeds and watch them sprout and grow, find constellations in the night sky, build an Easter egg tower, construct a water irrigation system, develop an idea to harness solar energy, and to calculate statistics during a sporting event. 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

     Congratulations goes to Mikey S. in Mrs. Stiles homeroom

for winning first place in Robotics and Intelligent Design

at the Regional Science Fair at Ole Miss!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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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