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2nd Quarter Highlights

Check out what STEAM Class has been up to lately!

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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.
 

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Quarter Expectations

Third Quarter Expectations

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

Kindergarten students are working with two dimensional shapes and their attributes. Classes are using hands on shapes to create pictures and shapes in tangram form. Students will also learn about the four seasons this marking period. There will be some fun experiments as part of our learning.

First grade students will finish working with non-standard measurement as Valentine’s Day approaches. We are using hearts of all kinds for measuring and comparing length. First Graders will then learn about force and motion through a variety of experiments.

Second grade is learning about 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. Second graders will then learn about pollution and common environmental issues of our planet.

3rd 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.

4th 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.

 

Recycling
Recycle
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!

STEAM WORKS!

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.
 




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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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