Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Look what we've been up to in STEAM Class!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
The second marking period has begun and so has the STEAM fun! 
Students will experiment, create, and learn in STEAM class!
It will be amazing!

Flexible Instruction Materials

Flexible Instruction Materials

Coming soon - Materials will be available here for students only on the day school is closed.

Quarterly Highlights of STEAM class!

Orange Table Productions Grade 3 - iMovie Trailer Example


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Quarter Expectations

Third Quarter Expectations

The third quarter will include projects/experiments for all grade levels of STEAM learners

Kindergarten students are completing work with two dimensional shapes and their attributes. Students will also learn about the four seasons this marking period. There will be some fun experiments as part of our learning.

First grade will learn about force and motion through a variety of experiments this marking period. There are many new vocabulary words to help them explain how forces and motion work. Look for some interesting examples of force and motion coming home soon.

Second grade is learning about pollution and common environmental issues of our planet. A research based student created mural will be assembled in the hallway to show what students learned about ocean habitats. Next up is basic electrical circuits. We will be using Snap Circuits to learn how to make our circuits complete. Students will first follow some basic instructions on circuits and then be allowed to create some of their very one circuits.

Third grade students will learn about invasive species and the harm that they can cause our environment. Students will learn about specific species of toads and design a trap to help catch and eliminate them from New Zealand. The next study for third grade will the August Herbine inspired banner as we are using the project to reinforce area and perimeter lessons in math. Student will learn about Art and Math together as they create their own banners.

Fourth grade students will be working on an electrical circuit review. They are using circuit kits to review what they learned in third grade. When the review is finished they will create their own conducting and insulating dough. After creating the dough they will work to make their own circuits from their dough! Finally, we hope to do some measuring review right at the end of the marking period. 

Squishy Circuits



Things to Think About...

Thinking through Tinkering

Most students learn best through doing. Deciding what they can/should be doing is the hard part. This link is to a Scholastic article about Tinkering. There are many ideas about how to get your child started and what they might need/want to explore.


Please click HERE to check out the article.

Meet Mrs. Brown

The STEAM room is ready.... More +


Attention Families.... 
Students of all ages are using recycled materials.
Please send in any non-glass recycled items that are clean and dry. Students can drop them off in the STEAM room on their way in to the building in the morning. 
We are currently looking for straws, skewers, coffee stirs, washers, bolts, plastic bottles (all sizes), bottle caps (both metal and plastic).
Thank you for your help!


Check back here for updates on things that are happening in the STEAM class!
The picture below is how we will be working through our challenges in STEAM class this year.

STEAM Curriculum

Web Links

Links of Special Interest

Coding Links

Contact Mrs. Brown

Brown, Barb
STEAM Teacher
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