Thursday, September 22, 2016

STEM Shapes

Last week we had our first SUPER STEM session!  It is my goal to provide these weekly.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.  You may hear of STEAM, as well.  This includes art, but because we still fit a lot of art into our day I stuck with STEM for our purposes.  The goal of STEM is to encourage problem solving, cooperative learning, and hands on activities.  Our first STEM activity was a simple one, but it was met with rave reviews!  We spent our time building shapes with popsicle sticks, using some simple instructions as out guide.  From there we explored how we could build other things, such as houses, out of the shapes we had already made.  This week we enjoyed our second STEM session as we experimented with apples... there will be pictures posted soon of all of our apple fun!   

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