2nd Graders were reading about the Rain Forest, so in STEAM they made a model of a Rain Forest. Each group made a different layer of the Rain Forest and then we taped our boxes together. We also had students make pipe cleaner animals. We connected our animals to a Makey Makey, and learned how to program them in Scratch! When our Makey Makey is attached to our animals, we can touch them and they make their animal noise! We learned a lot about the Rain Forest and circuitry in this unit!
In this Kindergarten STEAM unit, students worked with a partner to make a monster out of glow-in-the-dark beads and pipe cleaners. Then, they were challenged to make a shelter for their monster that would be worth I’d be dark enough to make the monster glow! Students reused recyclable materials like milk jugs, tissue boxes, cardboard tubes, newspaper and egg cartons to build their monster homes. Students tested their design and made improvements!