On Wednesday, January 11th, the three second grade classrooms engaged in three types of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities - each one for 45 min. The activity stations were 1) Stop Motion Animation on the school iPads, 2) Cardboard construction: building creations from cardboard and recyclables using tape and special cardboard screws, and 3) Building your own art bot or rover using small batteries, motors, and LEDs. I witnessed lots of experimenting with the materials and testing out of hypotheses - as well as cool moving art bots and creative structures!
This activity would not have been possible without the large role played by parents. A huge thanks you to the parent organizers: Carroll Magill and Alicia Volpicelli, and the many parent volunteers: Cameron Wu, Andrew Harteveldt, and his parents from England, Lovleen Judson, Jenny Gotwals, and a colleague of Alicia's from the Lincoln Labs! This was a little preview of our STEAM night coming in May! Thanks all!