K-6 STEM Innovation Lab Woodstock Elementary School
The Woodstock Elementary School STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) program is an exciting initiative that will infuse the STEM disciplines into the broader curriculum. We have established an innovative learning lab in its own dedicated space - preparing our students today with the critical thinking and problem solving skills they need to fill the jobs of tomorrow!
In July, I attended a conference called Constructing Modern Knowledge, that focused on robotics, electronics and coding. Here is a video of my team's project which uses a Hummingbird micro-processor, a servo motor and a Scratch based coding program to run it.
As part of our properties of matter studies, second grade counts out 100 units and begins to build with tiny building blocks. Their shapes and structures were different, but the amount of "matter" was the same - before and after. This is a foundation lesson that we will refer back to when we explore the idea of conservation of matter.