STEAM LAB

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.  
Riddle of the Week:
What is the most musical part of a turkey?

Friday Field Trip:

This week, pick a video below to learn more about some Thanksgiving traditions.  First, you can visit the Macy's Parade Studio.  This is the place where they build all of the floats and balloons for the famous parade you watch on Thanksgiving morning.  The other field trip is a visit to a cranberry bog.  Are you eating cranberries for your Thanksgiving feast?  Learn how they are harvested

in this interesting trip.

Activities:

Click here to learn how to draw a cornucopia or a detailed Thanksgiving sign.

Create a 3D turkey.  Click on the button to learn three different ways to make a tureky. 

Click here to get a little exercise to work off all that great Thanksgiving food.  Get your family to join in for even more fun!

Need a challenge?  Take this trivia test on Thanksgiving facts.  Can you make a version for your family to play after your Thanksgiving feast?

Distance Learning Opportunities

 For the November 18th-December 1st  :  Thankful November:

                   Celebrating Thanksgiving

This month, we will celebrate all the things that we have to be thankful for in our lives.  This week, we will learn more about Thanksgiving and get some ideas of ways to celebrate with our families. 

REMEMBER:  There is always something to be thankful for!

As always, you can email me your

work, and I love to see what

you are doing.  Have a wonderful

week!

Stay creative!

Click below to learn some interesting information about Thanksgiving:  
My website is updated with new activities each Wednesday.  Activities follow along with in-class units.

Read Alouds:

Click on a button below to listen to a fun (and maybe silly) Thanksgiving story. 

Maker Challenge:

           Make a Centerpiece for your Thanksgiving Table

Challenge:   Use your design skills to make a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.  A centerpiece is a decoration displayed in the middle of your table.  

Use your imagination!  Be creative!

Brainstorm:
-What kind of centerpiece will you create? Remember a centerpiece is usually a 3D creation (not flat).

-What materials or supplies will you use?  Be sure to ask before using something.

-How will you put your centerpiece together?  Glue? Tape?

Now it is time to design, plan, and make a drawing of your design.  It's always easier to have your design on paper first.  But, changes are always okay.

                      Use your imagination!  I can't wait

                      to see what you come up with!

Recipe of the Week:

  Cranberry Sauce

Click here to learn to make cranberry sauce for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

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. 

Contact Information

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.   

 

 

​​Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.    -Margaret Mead