1st Grade STEAM
Welcome to STEAM!!
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART & MATH
The 1st grade students are learning about different types of transportation. This STEAM lesson focused on how an engineer would create a successful paper airplane. The process of trial and error as well as final success was discussed. Take a look at the results.
1st Grade is studying forces and motion in science class. To test what they have discovered we created balloon races in STEAM class to show how air can act as a force as well as ramps to study the forces of gravity.
1st Grade is studying what is required to make a map in SS class. Our STEAM project taught the students the importance of landforms and how to portray them on a map. They were also responsible to create a key and include a compass rose.
1st Grade STEAM Shape Houses
The students are learning about different types of shapes in Math class. This STEAM lesson explored many different shapes and their proper names. The 1st graders were taught the difference between organic and inorganic shapes as well. The students were instructed to create a house by using only squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, trapezoids, ovals, diamonds and hexagons. Take a look at the results.
The Growing of Grass
The 1st Graders are learning about the parts of a plant and their life cycles. This STEAM lesson began with the breakdown of each part of a plant and a song teaching them the four basic elements plants need to grow. To test the theory we gave the students an empty CD case, some soil, grass seed and water. Once the students planted their seeds the cases were placed on the windowsill to grow. Here are the results.
The 1st grade is studying light and how it travels in science class. This STEAM lesson teaches the students how light is made up of a rainbow of colors. They explored how light travels in straight lines. They were shown how a prism can bend the light showing the visible rainbow that white light creates. Take a look at the kaleidoscopes that the students created representing the changing of colors to the human eye.
Take a look at the resutls.