Author Archives: Morgan Kolis
On the last day of both second and third-grade Makers’ Club, we made some COLOR CHANGING SLIME!!! Check out the madness by clicking here.
This year, students in second and third grade were given a B.O.Y. (Beginning of Year) survey and an E.O.Y. (End of Year) survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the STEAM Room and the Makers’ Club. Overwhelmingly in both the B.O.Y and the E.O.Y, students asked for “more free-making days!” Click here to see our last … Continue reading
Again this year, our students were introduced to the Makey Makey! This “breadboard” with wires allows students to test items to determine if they are conductors or insulators. They are then able to use the conductors to use a computer, play the piano, or even play bongos! Check out our photos of the Makey Makeys by … Continue reading
For Earth Day this year, we made some garbage-collecting robots! Students were asked to create a prototype for a”robot” that would help clean up trash and place it in a dumpster. The designs were incredible! One student even create a working fishing pole to “hook” and pick up the trash from water! Click here to … Continue reading
Another week of Makers’ Club and another request to do MORE SLIME! This time we made some Valentine’s Day slime! If students followed the directions, they were able to leave today with a bag of pink slime with red glitter! Click here to see how crowded it was this week!
Thanks to the Highland Drive PSO, our entire third-grade class got to take an extra field trip this year! We had an awesome time at Case Western Reserve University and their Sears’ Think[box]. We had so much fun AND learned about all of the amazing MAKING happening so close to home! Click here to see … Continue reading
This year, thanks to a grant from the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools Foundation, students at Highland Drive in second and third grade got an introduction to the coding of mini-robots, the OZOBOTS! These mini-robots have been an incredible addition to our Makers’ Club and STEAM Room this year! Click here to see some photos of … Continue reading
Students are always excited about our “Free Making Days” and we try to provide at least one each quarter. This week, we encouraged students to use the free making time to use an attachment technique we’ve been working on. We saw one student make a giant yo-yo using flanges. Another student made his own “fidget … Continue reading
As you may know by now, co-Makers’ Club teacher leader and Reading Intervention Specialist, Mrs. Sharon Wiesler, passed away on March 9, 2018. She was inspirational in her pursuit of knowledge, always ready to take on a new task or learn a new skill. She was fearless. We will always remember the countless hours that … Continue reading
Last week in Makers’ Club, we learned some attachment techniques. Second graders learned how to use fasteners and how to make flanges and a gusset with triangle supports. Third graders learned how to use fasteners and how to make flanges and slots. This week, students used the techniques they learned to build a grandfather clock.