STEM Newsletter

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

October 2020

STEM Careers-Inspire

STEM Careers: Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

Edinburgh Jr/Sr High


8th grade is learning about waves and how waves can affect a beach. Students built their own beaches and created waves with popsicle sticks to see what would happen. All of their beaches experienced beach erosion, but luckily, they learned how to prevent this from happening in the future

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East Side

Dot Day Paper Chains

In the story, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, the main character begins the story with an “I can’t” attitude. At the end of the story, she has an attitude of “I can do better than that!”

The students used that perseverance to make the longest paper chains they could out of a single piece of paper and DOTS! When they finished, they got another piece of paper and “they did better than that!”
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Dot Day Towers

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Rainforest Survival

All third grade classes participated in a “Lost in the Amazon” simulation Monday September 28th to Thursday October 1st. Our mission: to overcome location, climate, plants, and animals as a team to successfully survive the rainforest.

Lesson Ideas

Spotlight on Vickie Fang-Author

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A New Way of Thinking with STEM/STEAM

Hi! I’m Vicky Fang and I’m a children’s book author. I’m also a product designer who invents things—like cars that talk to each other, robots you can build at home, and games you can play with your voice. I started writing to support the growing need for early coding education, particularly for girls and kids of color. My debut books, LAYLA & THE BOTS (Scholastic early chapter book series) and INVENT-A-PET (Sterling picture book), are launching in 2020 and feature courageous and innovative girls in STEAM.
Layla and the Bots Activity | Vicky Fang

STEM Newsletter


Compiled by Susan Pence

STEM coach


If you have anything you would like to highlight in your class about STEM, please feel free to contact me.