STEAM Explorers

@steamexplorers

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STEAM coordinator and teacher in Vancouver 🇨🇦. Integrating science, tech, engineering, art and math through PBL, design thinking and making!
Mini chemists…potion making is a favourite steam activity but When I teach a big group of students I often struggle with the mess and waste of materials! My colleague introduced me to a great solution, mini science! The key is to keep everything mini, we use small Pipettes, left over milk cups, and Dixie cups. By keeping everything small we use less materials and have less clean up! Plus you can make even more reactions!

Mini chemists…potion making is a favourite steam activity but When I teach a big group of students I often struggle with the mess and waste of materials! My colleague introduced me to a great solution, mini science! The key is to keep everything mini, we use small Pipettes, left over milk cups, and Dixie cups. By keeping everything small we use less materials and have less clean up! Plus you can make even more reactions!

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☀️ solar oven s’mores! ☀️ we learned about thermal energy, reflective surfaces, radiation and insulators! Best part was definitely using our solar ovens to make s’mores, a camp favourite!

☀️ solar oven s’mores! ☀️ we learned about thermal energy, reflective surfaces, radiation and insulators! Best part was definitely using our solar ovens to make s’mores, a camp favourite!

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Making pantograph drawing machines at camp today! A great way to apply our new knowledge of linkages

Making pantograph drawing machines at camp today! A great way to apply our new knowledge of linkages

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As this year comes to a close I realize that I did not share a favourite project. This spring, our grade 6 students created art work to honour the stories of refugees. After reading stories and interviewing people who have gone through the refugee experience, students created their own artworks on help others empathize with their subject. Students were challenged to use symbolism and imagery to help highlight important aspects of the story. Students could work in any medium - paint,watercolour, cardboard, clay, textile, wood, photography, exc..

As this year comes to a close I realize that I did not share a favourite project. This spring, our grade 6 students created art work to honour the stories of refugees. After reading stories and interviewing people who have gone through the refugee experience, students created their own artworks on help others empathize with their subject. Students were challenged to use symbolism and imagery to help highlight important aspects of the story. Students could work in any medium - paint,watercolour, cardboard, clay, textile, wood, photography, exc..

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On Friday we had our first battle bot competition with @sphero bots! Things did not go exactly as planned, only 2/40 balloons popped, not enough time with the spheros before the battle and the grade ones were definitely too young! But all in all everyone had so much fun, the @imaginationplayground blue blocks became mazes, arenas and more, we tried something new, and we learned a lot! Have you done battle bots with your students? Any tips?

On Friday we had our first battle bot competition with @sphero bots! Things did not go exactly as planned, only 2/40 balloons popped, not enough time with the spheros before the battle and the grade ones were definitely too young! But all in all everyone had so much fun, the @imaginationplayground blue blocks became mazes, arenas and more, we tried something new, and we learned a lot! Have you done battle bots with your students? Any tips?

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Love this maze created completely Independently by one of our grade 2 makers!

Love this maze created completely Independently by one of our grade 2 makers!

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This word making game was created by one of my grade 2 students for a new baby in the family. “I want to help him learn to read!” Each square has letters on each side that can be turned to make different words. It took a lot of persistence to measure and drill the holes to fit the dowels through! So excited to see her vision come to life!

This word making game was created by one of my grade 2 students for a new baby in the family. “I want to help him learn to read!” Each square has letters on each side that can be turned to make different words. It took a lot of persistence to measure and drill the holes to fit the dowels through! So excited to see her vision come to life!

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Our amazing science teacher has been working with grade 6 students on the “science of colour.” Today they used natural dyes to create their own unique artworks!

Our amazing science teacher has been working with grade 6 students on the “science of colour.” Today they used natural dyes to create their own unique artworks!

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Rolling out the grade 2 toy designs! As an extension of our force and motion unit, grade 2 students had the opportunity to make their own moving toys! Stay tuned for more pictures of their amazing creations!

Rolling out the grade 2 toy designs! As an extension of our force and motion unit, grade 2 students had the opportunity to make their own moving toys! Stay tuned for more pictures of their amazing creations!

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 #everychildmatters  #215  #104
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Grade 4 painting their ceramic pinch pot animals today! Then back to the kiln for our final firing!

Grade 4 painting their ceramic pinch pot animals today! Then back to the kiln for our final firing!

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Today we put the final touches on our kindergarten boardgames. Students wrote instructions so others would know how to play their games!

Today we put the final touches on our kindergarten boardgames. Students wrote instructions so others would know how to play their games!

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