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Welcome to the Stem Lab

Where Science Ignites the Curious Mind


"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 science lab every 8 days as part of their activity rotation.  Each 9 week term will focus on a specific branch of science while incorporating inquiry skills. Each session will be grade specific according to objectives in the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks.



Upcoming topics include: weather; conservation; Earth, Sun and Moon; constellations; the planets.


This Week in the Lab

This week in the lab we are having some fun with STEAM!  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Fifth grade will be exploring the science of topology using index cards. Topology is the study of how we can change the shape of an object without changing the size of the object.  Can you fit your head or body through an index card?  Our fifth graders can!  Fourth grade will build vehicles or structures with K'Nex.  They might choose to build from their imaginations or follow a schematic.  It is harder to build using a plan than you might think.  Third grade will be examining shells, matching insect x-rays, and designing a nature picture through the art of leaf rubbing.  Our last activity lab will be May 16.



Science Club

Science club is for fifth grade students only.  We will have no more meetings this semester.


 Science Fair

We had a fabulous Science Fair.  Thank you to all the students who participated in this event.  Your enthusiasm and knowledge was truly impressive.  I appreciate your teachers and parents who helped and encouraged you to do your best. 

***We had 2 Regional Science Fair Winners!

Braylon R. won 2nd place in Earth and Environmental Science

Tyler C. won 5th place in Inorganic Chemistry

Congratulations to these students!




Science Websites for Kids





  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.