Day & Time: Wednesday 9:30-10:40
Mentor: Ali Watford
STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
This class will lean heavily towards hands-on experiments working with chemistry (for example elephant toothpaste and acids and bases) and physics (Newton's laws of motion) as well as life science: the study of body structures. I believe in hands-on learning and we do get messy. We will work together in small groups to cooperatively build and solve engineering problems. Technology, art and math will be interwoven in our hands-on projects. At the end of the day, when asked “what did you do in STEAM class?” you will never get the answer, "I don't know." It is my desire with each lesson plan, to create lifelong learners and scientists who can work together to solve problems. They will not have homework in my class since it is a hands-on class but they will have handouts and occasional worksheets to bring home for samples.
In addition I also plan to offer optional field trips throughout the year to further explore the concepts we learned about during the year.