Science,Technology, Engineering, Math
What is STEM Integration?
Edinburgh Middle School/ High School
Students in this class are learning about Newton’s 1st law of Motion and put it into practice by completing a lab with dominoes. Students set up the dominoes different distances apart and recorded how long it took for the dominoes to fall. The dominoes were all at rest until pushed causing all the dominoes to fall.
Computer Science Class
Students are writing computer programs to make an LED screen light up in different patterns on a Micro Bit device. They are also testing the device using different conductors and various sensors.
East Side Elementary
Third Grade Wacky Wednesday
This past week, we were studying Newton's Laws.
The Edinburgh Fire Department is helping us teach "For every action, their is an equal and opposite reaction." The teachers also had scooter races powered by fire extinguishers
Learning from the Past
A few students dug deeper to learn from the past.
Nearly 108 years ago the great Titanic plunged into the depths of the ocean. In 2020 we created that with the sinking of aluminum foil boats, styrofoam iceberg, and legos as passengers and crew. Many queries were answered as we studied, buoyancy, gravity, and weight. As a small group we relived the horrors of that fateful day and learned from our STEM recreation.
Lesson ideas for Fall-
National Dot Day -Sept. 15th-join in on the STEM activities and send me a few pics of the day!
Spotlight on Jennifer Swanson a STEM Scientist
Jennifer began her writing career at the age of five when she wrote and illustrated books for her kindergarten class. A self-professed science geek, Jennifer has always been captivated by the world around her and is curious to understand how it works. As a young child she used to gather leaves and flowers and look at them under a microscope, wade through her backyard creek, and tromp through woods. She has carried that love of science her whole life.
Jennifer has a B.S. in chemistry from the U. S. Naval Academy and an M.S. Ed in K-8 science from Walden University. In addition to being an award-winning author, she is also a middle school science instructor for John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.
Some of her interesting topics to choose from.
How Do You Live in Space?
How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nest?
How Do you Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Do?
How Do We Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?