K-6 STEM Innovation Lab Woodstock Elementary School
The Woodstock Elementary School STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Lab and Makerspace is an exploratory learning space that strives to infuse the STEM disciplines into the broader curriculum. We have established a science, engineering and design learning lab in its own dedicated space, preparing our students today with the critical thinking, designing, engineering and problem solving skills they need to fill the jobs of tomorrow!
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.
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!