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!
Fifth and Sixth Grades have been making catapults and trebuchets in STEM in coordination with their Social Studies topic of the middle ages. We learned the difference between catapults and trebuchets, and the physics of projectiles.
Using Gear Generator, and the Carvey, Fourth Grade was able to make wooden gear systems and learned how to calculate rotational ratios. Plus it was a lot of fun. Thanks to Lucie deLaBruere for the use of the Carvey!