STEAM 3 News Flash
From Mrs. Bonilla at School #3 Little Falls
Third Grade STEAM
Rainforest Bulletin Board
Created by Mr. Rohllf's class
Coral Reef Bulletin Board
Created by Ms. Boyce and Mrs. Simmon's class
Desert Bulletin Board
Created by Mrs. Sagun's class
Fourth Grade STEAM
The fourth-grade classes worked hard to create Super Plants. They learned and studied about plants that grow in different environments and the special adaptations they have that help them to survive in those environments. Using what they have learned, the students were challenged to apply their knowledge of plant survival and environments to create a Super Plant that could live in an environment with extreme conditions. The students used materials from the Makerspace to design their models.
What's next in STEAM and how you can help...
Both 3rd and 4th-grade classes will be moving on to The Egg Drop Challenge. Students will learn about Newton's first law of motion and review concepts such as gravity, friction, absorption, impact, drag and use their knowledge to help them to create a contraption to protect an egg from being dropped from a variety of heights. Students will be using the Engineering Design Cycle. They will plan out their designs, create their models, test their contraptions and remodel as needed until the final drop date (to be determined). I am asking that each student bring 1 to 2 eggs to use during this activity for testing purposes and for the final drop. They should be carefully wrapped and packaged so they don't break. Once I receive them, I will store them in the refrigerator and use them as needed. Thank you for your support during this activity. I will send home a paper copy just in case families do not read this online newsletter. Thank you for your support!
If you are interested in donating to the STEAM Lab below is a list of items we could use.
Here are some of the videos, I have shared with the students for our Egg Drop Challenge. Enjoy!
-Cardboard (boxes, tubes, sheets all sizes)
-bottle caps (all shapes sizes and colors)
-craft supplies (any and all)
-party supplies you no longer need
-spray paints (fun colors...used by teachers only without students present)
-ping pong balls
-old game boards
-tin foil sheets
-baby wipes (for cleaning)
-scrapbooking supplies (paper, embellishments...)
-old unwanted games/toys (building sets and so on)
-remotes (from tv's you don't use anymore...Optimum/Verizon...)
-old dvd's or cd's