The Woodstock Elementary School STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Innovation 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!
Third Grade has been studying the Iditarod "Great Sled Race" in social studies. As part of that, they are looking at how the animals in the Arctic have adapted to extremely cold temperatures.
The "Blubber Glove" - i.e. Crisco in between two Ziploc baggies, mimics blubber when they put their hands in ice water. They all experienced that the "blubber glove" was warm, while the bare hand was cold!