Due to the success of last November’s grade level STEM challenges, we chose the same activity for this year. Every student who did not have an office discipline referral during the month of November got to participate in one of three engineering projects. Third grade students were given straws and masking tape and asked to balance a tennis ball on a structure they created. Fourth grade students used football-shaped candy corn and toothpicks to create 3-D structures, and fifth graders used q-tips, pipe cleaners, and popsicle sticks to build bridges. Students were challenged but excited and staff reported another positive response from their classes again this year.
The STEM Sisters are Elementary Teachers working together on STEM related topics and projects.