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Mar 13

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STEAM Learning Suggestions for Home

Hi Adams Families,

While you are home with your family, stay safe, and keep learning! There are so many ways to keep doing STEAM, even at home. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Build a tower using only certain materials (cans, paper, paper towel rolls). It doesn’t have to be anything specific, just make your own rules and build, rebuild, test and try again!
  • Make something! Use materials and art supplies from around the house to create something special. Make a habitat, animal or plant cell, solar system, or a story book.
  • Draw up designs for new inventions? What problems do you want to solve? Can you make a device that can help solve that problem?
  • Build with your toys! If you’ve got Legos or other blocks at home, use them! Make a rocket ship, make a car, make a house, make a monster, or make a bridge. Just be creative!
  • CODE! Use scratch anywhere that you have wifi! See inside of other people’s projects to learn new coding strategies and ideas. Try them out on your own projects.
  • Try out some kitchen experiments… Cook with your family! Cooking is science. Being stuck at home can be really tasty if you start playing around with your recipes! Check out a cook book from the library and try something new.
  • Remember, you can access Clever from anywhere with wifi. Check out links there that will take you to read alouds, science exploratory sites, coding platforms, 3-D design tools, and research portals. The possibilities are endless.

I hope this gives you some new ideas on how you can keep STEAM learning happening while out for this break. I can’t wait to hear all about how you tried STEAM at home! Don’t forget, everything starts with a question, and when we answer that question with more questions, the learning never stops! Keep asking, keep thinking, keep designing, keep creating, keep learning!

Stay safe and healthy!

 

Mrs. Grant

STEAM teacher

 

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