Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Third Grade Constructs Cars

Third Graders were given an engineering challenge to design and build cars using our Stix-N-Bitz construction toy.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fifth and Sixth Grade Studies Metric Measurement

Student's were given a set of liquids and asked to combine them in different color and volume combinations.  At the end, all cups were visually compared to see if they had measured correctly.


what correct looks like!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

5th and 6th - Metric Measurement

Fifth and Sixth Grade have been learning about the metric system, and also learning how to do precise measurements using rulers, triple beam balances, and graduated cylinders. 







First Grade Models Light and Shadows


Students worked in pairs to create shadows that their classmates had to recreate.  They used a block, a flashlight, black paper and chalk to create a model of their shadow. They used that model to challenge their classmates to use a flashlight to create the same shadow- with the same size, shape and placement.

 


Friday, March 2, 2018

Third Grade Ramp Challenge

Third grade was given a variety of ramp materials, and challenged to get a pingpong ball all from one end of the lab to the other.








Kindergarten- Balancing Act in STEM

To support their math studies, Kindergarten students in STEM were given simple dual pan balances and geometric blocks with the challenge to make their balance equal on both sides.







Friday, February 16, 2018

1st, 2nd and Kindergarten Students Participate in VEEP Workshops in STEM.



In STEM recently, K-2nd grade students were able to participate in a visiting workshop from the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP), where they were able to study wind power.  Kindergartners created "pin wheels" while first and second grade students engineered sail "boats" to maximize their power and efficiency.  It was a very fun day.  Many thanks to Julian Leon of VEEP!