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Welcome to the STEM Lab!

Where Science Paves the Way

 

 

"The best journeys answer questions

that in the beginning

you didn't even think to ask."

-180 Degrees South

 

 

I am very excited about this wonderful addition to our school.  Students will visit the STEM lab once every 9 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, share ideas, and develop products? How does STEM promote collaboration and teamwork?

 

This Rotation in the Lab: March 18-20

How Does Coding fit into STEM?

 

All Student in all grades will continue the coding activity by using  our Code and Go mice sets. Students will use all 16 green tiles, purple walls, and orange tunnels  to design a maze. They will order the steps and write an algorithm for the mice to follow to the cheese. Students will debug their programs and rewrite as needed.

 

STEM Night 2019

We were very excited to host our 2nd annual Family STEM Night on Thursday, March7. It was a tremendous success! We had about 1,000 people in our building participating in making hovercrafts, catapults, and greenhouses. They learned how to manipulate robotic arms, determine the difference between physical and chemical changes, and explore weather phenomena using tools. Thank you to each and every teacher who welcomed students and led them through the stations. Our students appreciate your dedication!

 

District Science Fair 2019: March 21, 2019

We have four students participating in the Region VII Science and Engineering Fair at The University of Mississippi. We are so proud of all their hard work and wish them the best.

 

 

Winter Fun With STEM

The winter season is the perfect time to make pinecone birdfeeders, predict wintry precipitation, explore winter constellations, make a backpack tag by coding your initials, calculate the volume of a popcorn box, have a cookie stacking contest, design paper snowflakes, blow bubbles on a cold day (Do the bubbles freeze?), start an indoor herb garden, build a toy factory using Lego, use Geo-boards to create winter pictures, make evergreen oobleck, or experiment with the property of solubility using hot chocolate mix.

 

 Home Connections

Parents have numerous opportunities to expose their children to STEM related concepts, thus supporting the learning that takes place in the classroom.

Children can build, design, and create new inventions with household materials and objects in nature 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

Sheppard Software.com

Brainpop

Brainpop Jr.

Studyjams

ABCya.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

               

 

      

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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