By incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Problem-Based Learning Activities into our everyday curriculum, our students are gaining the foundation they need for a bright and prosperous future.
-100th Day - building a tower with 100 cups.
-March - Constructing a rainbow with pipe cleaners & play dough to hold a “pot of gold” (a cup with pennies). Students are to see how many pennies they can hold on their Rainbow!
-April- Bird Nest - Students use pipe cleaners, a cup, and a bird (Easter peep). They have to build a nest with the pipe cleaners to balance the peep on the nest.
-May (possibility)- Students will construct a roller coaster that will carry a marble from the
top to the bottom.
Ideas for next year:
- September - Apple raft
- October- Candy tower
- November - Thanksgiving dinner table
- December - Shelf for the elf
- January- Snowball structure
- February - Candy box
-Elf Traps collaborating with fourth grade/gingerbread house construction
-100th Day Lego Building Activity
-Tower Building-Solids and Liquids Science Unit
-States of Matter
-Life Cycle of a Butterfly
-Ideas and Inventions
-Rocks and Minerals
-Individual STEM activities for holidays off TPT (Candy corn towers, Marshmallow/Spaghetti Towers, Cup Stacking Towers,etc.
- We have STEM small bins to use it was a set bought off Teachers Pay Teachers to use at the end of the school year.
-Discussing ideas that they use at Jackson to implement here for next year
-Properties of Earth