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Tagged With: STEM

More New Friends!

We’ve added two more new friends to the Highland Drive STEAM Room this week, thanks to our PSO “Gifts and Goals” Committee! A tree frog and a fire-bellied toad now call the STEAM Room their home!  Names will be coming soon! Thanks to the district STEM Coach, Michelle Leizman, for helping us to set up the … Continue reading »

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Sink or Float Boats

Students in first grade had a chance to use the STEAM Room to complete an experiment called “Sink or Float Boats.” From Mrs. French- “To go along with our unit ‘How do things get built?’, we designed and built aluminum foil boats.  Then we predicted and experimented how many pennies our boats would hold before … Continue reading »

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Spaghetti Tower Challenge

In the first week of April, students in second grade completed the Spaghetti Tower Challenge with the help of Mrs. Adams, Mr. Cervenka, and Mrs. Wiesler. Students worked in groups and were provided with a box of uncooked noodles, one large marshmallow, and a roll of masking tape.  The challenge was to build the tallest … Continue reading »

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A Visit from the Nature Center!

On March 13th, Ms. Kelly from the Brecksville Nature Center visited our STEAM Room 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, Axle the Axolotl!

We got a pet!  The STEAM Room got a pet!   Welcome to our new friend, Axle the Axolotl! Check out 14 Fun Facts About Axolotls! Thanks to the BBH 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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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. Oil … Continue reading »

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