Category Archives: STEM Activities

First Grade Ticket Holders

The first graders have been earning tickets for the good choices they make each day.  Using the Engineering Process, each student built their own ticket holder to complete the STEM challenge.  

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Tessellation Project

From coordinate plane connect-the-dots to designing stained glass windows using geometric constructions, Mrs. Schweitzer’s 7th and 8th graders are no strangers to the idea that art and math go hand-in-hand.  To wrap up the school year this spring, they are … Continue reading

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Family STEM Night

On our 3rd Annual Family STEM night families engineered an airplane!  This night is filled with fun as families designed, built, and tested their airplanes.  Everyone was able to test their airplane and measure the distance it flew. The first … Continue reading

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Viking Longboats

7th grade completed their Viking longboats as part of their study of medieval history this spring. Each student designed and built a boat, and they were awarded points based both on their craftsmanship and on the functionality of their longboat. … Continue reading

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5th Grade Scale Drawing

Staying focused the last few weeks of school can be a challenge!  We are keeping busy and making the most of our final days of the year. Our 5th grade have been learning about map scales and are applying that … Continue reading

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First Grade’s Leprechaun Traps

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the first graders designed, built, and tested traps to catch that tricky leprechaun!

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First Grade STEM Snowball Launchers

The first graders created Snowball Launchers for their latest STEM challenge.  Their objective was to build a launcher using 1 of 6 simple machines we learned in class.  After building we tested our inventions by measuring how far the snowball … Continue reading

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First Grade Cat Alarms

The first graders began listening to the story, “Belling the Cat.” But before finishing the story Mrs. Mathews introduced them to a challenge!  In the story the family of mice are worried that the cat is too quiet to hear … Continue reading

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First Grade Measuring

The first graders have been busy learning about how pumpkins grow.  To celebrate their hard work they visited Theis Pumpkin Patch.  Each student returned with their very own pumpkin.  Back at school they measured the height and weight of the … Continue reading

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Second Grade Bird Sanctuary

Second Grade has been planning and constructing a bird sanctuary for Missouri birds that do not fly south for the winter.  It is located between the main building and the early ed. building.  So far we have added a few … Continue reading

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