Tuesday, September 23, 2014

STEAM: Stage Two

The year started with a STEAM Center and all kinds of creative supplies. Students eagerly engaged with the supplies to make landscape models, invent, and create. There were few to no rules and lots of innovation as students creatively used the supplies. That was STEAM Stage One.

Now, it's time for STEAM Stage Two which started with today's big clean-up. I threw away the scraps, organized the remaining materials, and moved a few tables to make more space. In the coming days, I'll reorganize the supplies and fix up the center to better meet students' need for exploration, invention, and investigation. I need to make time to play with Little Bits and Makey Makey, and I'll look for ways to exemplify exploration that matches our science standards-based units. Onward.