STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Learning and Fun at Laurel

Posted by Ellen Kraska on 5/2/2021

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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Learning and Fun at Laurel
 
In order for students to experience the JOYFUL learning of STEAM Fair during these times of the Pandemic, our parent volunteer STEAM Team identified one STEAM activity per grade level. Then they developed lesson resources and prepared all the supplies for each class.
 
Last week, I saw our kindergartners engaged in the STEAM  "Lemonade Science" lesson. Students learned about acids and bases and how to measure them using the pH scale. Each student used pH indicator paper strips to test lemonade, baking soda, water, and sugar water. In first grade, our students had fun in the "Desktop Gardening" lesson. Each student made individual terrariums to learn more about ecosystems and the water cycle. 
 
Many thanks to Theresa Fox, Gail Mohr, Anne Newman, Archna Patel and Sarah Reilly for all their work on the 2021 STEAM Committee!