The first two of eight monthly STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts+Design and Math) activities for grades 3-5 were a huge success. In the months to come, 3rd-5th grade students will have one or two opportunities to participate in an activity of their choice (this activity was generously paid for by a Stevenson family). Here is a list of some of the activities:
*Students build a gravity-powered transportation device that carries pennies across a floor. (students learn about elementary principles of physics)
*Students make a musical instrument that plays two different tones. (students learn about math, vibrations and sound waves)
*Students create an aircraft that can fly as far as possible and land on a target. (Students begin to understand principles of aerodynamics)
* Students create a lily pad that floats frogs in a tub of water (students learn about surface tension, displacement, density of objects, and gravity forces)
*Students create and test paper towers that can withstand the test of height. (Math and architectural skills will be refined here)
Activities will be displayed on the bulletin board in building 1. Stop by and check them out! Below are photos from our first two STEAM activities.
Students taking part in a STEAM activity and their work displayed on the bulletin board, more to come!
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary
Wishing everyone a wonderful four day weekend! Below are the FFS updates of the week.
December 14th is when you get to see your kid on the stage!
Martha I. Bellomy
President; Families For Stevenson Booster