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Pumpkin Investigations 2018

  Once again this year, our STEAM Room was turned into the land of pumpkin investigations for our classes to participate in some additional hands-on science.  Students enjoyed working in teams to measure, weigh, make estimates, smell, touch, and even taste the pumpkins! Click here to see some of our classes participating in these investigations in October of 2018.

International Dot Day 2018!

This year, Highland Drive celebrated International Dot Day 2018! Several classrooms got into the fun by completing the Dot Day activities provided to teachers at the beginning of the week.  Thanks to Mrs. French and Mrs. Mulac for sharing your photos! Also, thanks to inspiration from Mrs. O’Mara and art teacher Mr. Koutouras, we turned out lobby into an “Obliteration Space” to mimic the exhibit by Yayao Kusama currently at the Cleveland Museum of Art. See some photos below and then click here to see more!  

Projects of the Week- Sept. ’17- May ’18

The Project of the Week is shared with teachers electronically, then posted, and set up in the STEAM Room each week.  This enables homeroom teachers to sign up for a time and bring their class in with very little prep work. These are the projects that have been shared up to the present date. POTW 9/5 – Gravity Falls POTW 9/11 Foil Tower Challenge POTW 9/18- Where the Wild Things Are POTW 9/25- Apple Stations POTW 10/2- Pigeons Bus Driving Challenge POTW 10/9- STEM-A-Web POTW 10/16/17- Pumpkin Investigations POTW 10/30- Fluffy Pumpkin Slime POTW 11/6- Football Goal Posts and Kickers…

Pumpkin Investigation Stations 2017

Students in every grade level (K-3) had a chance to go through the Pumpkin Investigation Stations in the STEAM Room this week.  Students were engaged in activities in seven stations: estimating and weighing, estimating and counting, touching, smelling, tasting, sketching, describing properties, measuring with standard and nonstandard units, and determining if a pumpkin will sink or float and why.  Check out these awesome photos!

Projects of the Week- Aug. ’16 through May ’17

The Project of the Week is shared with teachers electronically, then posted, and set up in the makerspace each week.  This enables homeroom teachers to sign up for a time and bring their class in with very little prep work. These are the projects that have been shared up to the end of May 2017. Ramps and Roller Coasters!- POTW5817-RampsandRollercoasters Water Slides- POTW5117-WaterSlides Oil and Ice Density Experiment- POTW41717 Dissolving Peeps Challenge- POTW4317-PeepsExperiments Chinese Dragons (To go with our book In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson)- POTW32017-ChineseDragons Build a Leapin’ Leprechaun Trap- POTW3617 Walking Water Experiment- POTW22217-WalkingWaterExperiment Dr. Seuss Theme – Oobleck Experiment & The…

Playground Challenge

Mrs. Lant’s students had a chance to go into the makerspace to do the Playground Challenge as the Project of the Week.  Students were asked to create a playground with 4-6 different elements (swings, monkey bars, etc.).

Pumpkin Investigations

The week before Halloween, students throughout the school had a chance to engage with 7 different pumpkin stations to explore and learn about pumpkins.  Students measured the pumpkins with standard and nonstandard units, determined if the pumpkins would sink or float, weighed a pumpkin, counted seeds from a pumpkin, tasted roasted pumpkin seeds, described and then sketched pumpkins all throughout the week.  Grades K-3 enjoyed the space and opportunity for this yearly learning activity!