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STEM

A Visit from the Nature Center!

On March 13th, Ms. Kelly from the Brecksville Nature Center visited our makerspace to conduct the program “Form Fits Function!” for our students.  Students learned about the different types of bird beaks and the adaptations birds make to find food and eat.  From the photos below, you can see this was a huge hit!  Thanks … Continue reading »

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Welcome Our New Friend, the Axolotl!

We got a pet!  The STEAM Room got a pet!   Welcome to our new friend, the axolotl!  His name will be coming as soon as each class gets a chance to vote! Check out 14 Fun Facts About Axolotls! Thanks to the STEM coach, Mrs. Leizman, for sharing him with us!

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Dog Sled Prototypes

This week, we welcomed Mrs. Niedermeyer to the STEAM Room (aka makerspace) to complete a STEM project called “Design a Dogsled!”  After learning about dogsled races and getting to Facetime with a musher who races in the Iditarod, third grade students were introduced to the parts and main functions of a dogsled.  Students were then … Continue reading »

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Bucket Tower Challenge!

In our second week back in the makerspace in 2017, second and third graders were engaged in different projects.  Typically we complete the same challenge or project on Thursday and Friday, but this week was a little different. Third graders competed in the Bucket Tower Challenge.  Students were asked to create a structure that could … Continue reading »

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Penguin Stations!

In our second week back in the makerspace in 2017, second and third graders were engaged in different projects.  Typically we complete the same challenge or project on Thursday and Friday, but this week was a little different. Second grade students completed “Penguin Stations” created by “Science School Yard” and retrieved from Teachers Pay Teachers.  These … Continue reading »

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Paper Chain Challenge!

In our first week back in the makerspace after Winter Break, we completed a challenge where students had to work in teams of 2-5 students.  Groups were picked by Miss Kolis and Mrs. Wiesler and students were given 2 pairs of scissors, 2 glue sticks, and 1 piece of construction paper.  Students were asked to … Continue reading »

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HD Meets the MS!

In December 2016, we were able to take 15 third grade students to the BBH Middle School to do an Intro. to Coding lesson with the Advanced Computers class taught by Mr. Ryan MacRaild.  We had a great time and get to dive into some pretty heavy coding skills!  Thanks to Mr. MacRaild and his … Continue reading »

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Projects of the Week- Aug. ’16 through April ’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 April 2017. Dissolving … Continue reading »

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SQUISHY CIRCUITS

This week in Makers’ Club, we made “Squishy Circuits.”  We used one day to make the insulating dough together in group.  Miss Kolis made the conducting dough at home and then the next day, we used battery packs and LED lights.  Really cool activity! You can see the process on the website Squishy Circuits.

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LEGO Challenges!

This week we did MANY LEGO Challenges!  We LOVE LEGO!

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