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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 Engineers use Physical Properties of Matter?

The fifth lab rotation will focus on buoyancy.  How does density affect buoyancy? Students will design and build a straw boat that can hold 25 pennies without sinking.

Fourth grade will learn about hurricanes as they explore the interactions of the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.  They will plan and design a hurricane proof building.  Students will build and test their creations next rotation.

Third graders will learn why some objects sink and some objects float as they explore density.  Students will plan, design, and create an aluminum foil boat that can hold the most pennies possible.

 

Next Rotation.....Energy!

 

 Science Club

Science club is for fifth grade students only. 

We WILL MEET this Thursday, October 19.

 

 Science and Engineering Fair

Our Science and Engineering Fair will take place in February 2018. As our state standards are changing, our fair will evolve to better meet the challenges of the advancements of science inquiry, testing, and designing.

 

 

 

 

Science Websites for Kids

 

Brainpop

Brainpop Jr.

Studyjams

 

 

  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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