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!
As part of their Forces and Motion Unit, 2nd and 3rd Grade Students from Prosper Valley School spend several weeks designing and constructing bridges out of straws, with the goal of being able to support the most weight. Three teams tied for first place, supporting 1140 grams. Well done!
Using Little Bits, and a variety of materials, fourth grade was challenged to create an electronic device that does "something useful." Using batteries, switches, lights and sensors, they made fans, doorbells, eraser machines, night lights, etc.