Distance Learning Opportunities
For the week of : May 19th-25th:
Get Ready for.....
This week is all about summer!
Learn some interesting information and make some cool STEAM projects!
As always, you can email me your
work, and I love to see what
you are doing. Have a wonderful
Welcome to the STEAM Lab. Redwood Preparatory STEAM Lab is a place for students to learn, explore and create. Students use the design process to study the STEAM concepts of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Most projects are taught in a hands-on, project based learning style.
My website is updated with new activities each Wednesday evening. Activities follow along with in-class units.
Click here to learn how to draw two different beach scenes. Hope you get a chance to enjoy some time at the beach!
Watch this video and take the challenge. Can you build a speedy water slide?
Get out in your yard and do some experiments. Follow along with Mr. Brown from Sci Show to learn about dirt.
Click here to learn how to make five different flavors of popsicles for a hot summer day.
Use a paper plate to create one of these cute ocean animals.
Design something that will carry a beach ball.
Design a beach ball carrier. Then, compete with others in the beach ball boogie.
Click the link below to watch a video about the challenge and the race.
1. What will you use to make your carrier? How will you connect the materials?
2. Draw a blueprint or diagram of your design. Remember that you can build it out of whatever you want. Get creative!
3. Test your creation. Does it work? Make any adjustments you need.
4. Compete in the Beach Ball Boogie.
Have fun! Be creative and stay curious.
Things to Remember About Maker:
--Through Maker, students work on problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, independence, and creativity.
--This is their creation. Let them take the lead.
--Let them fail. It's how we learn and become adaptable.
--Making is easier if they design (draw) what they are going to make first.
-- Do not solve their problems. Offer suggestions and options.
--Teach them to use tools such as a hot glue gun, scissors, pliers, etc. They use all these tools in the STEAM Lab.
--Collect a box of maker supplies. Some ideas include cardboard, foil, fabric scraps, craft wire, craft sticks. There are endless possibilities.
--Have fun. There are no mistakes in Maker and Art.
Hi! I'm Lori Head. I am the STEAM teacher at Redwood Prep. In 2018, we started the STEAM Lab. I have to admit it is my dream job. I love helping the kids learn new things and seeing their excitement about their world. My classroom in often loud, always a bit messy and full of fun and learning.