We’ve gotten a lot of use out of our laser cutter on flat pieces, like Mr. Egan’s flags, the library read-a-thon medals, and various other projects- but what about cylindrical objects? I had procrastinated on my mom’s birthday present when inspiration hit- personalized Yetis! It would be the perfect gift for her newly retired days … More Laser Cutter Accessories: Cylinders!
Students in Mrs. Finlayson’s theater class are making outfits for the stage! Each girl selected their music/performance icon, then drafted how to build one of their famous costumes out of duct tape and recycled materials. They have a few more days in the lab, but their progress has been fabulous.
Students in Mr. Egan’s US history class explored the question, “What does it mean to be American?” Using this prompt, students studied the current American flag and the meaning behind its different symbols, then considered what a new flag could look like. Working in teams of two, students took apart wood pallets and put them … More What Does It Mean to be American?
6th grade science students are making light up food webs to demonstrate how one organism lost in the chain will affect all the others in the ecosystem. When all of the LEDs light up, it shows a diverse, healthy ecosystem, but as LEDs (or organisms) die, others LEDs fail to illuminate. Next week, the students … More Lighting Up A Food Web
7th grade girls in Coach Carter’s PE classes cooked up a storm in the lab today. Yummy smoothies and protein pancakes were on the menu.
The WoodCats Club, sponsored by Mr. Patrick Egan, had a great first meeting of the year on Friday.
7th grade students in the new Art-Spanish-History elective class are starting the year by building a geodesic dome. They plan to use the dome as an audio/visual display of student course work. Check out these photos of the kids building prototypes. Great idea, team Baker-Orsini-Campbell!!
School has started and the Innovation Lab is back open for business!! If you’ve got a great idea for your class, come sign up in the lab with one of the managers! You can also sign out tools and materials to take back to your STEAMy classroom!! We’ve added a few new items, including this … More Back in Business!!
On Saturday, the STEAM team made up of teachers and the Steam Council members met from 2:00-4:00pm for the STEAM Show. The show was made up of two main areas, the Play Ground on Love Patio and the Show in Broyles Art Center.
Today marks my 6th month in the Steam Lab! I’ve learned SO0O0ooo much in the short amount of time that I’ve been an employee of the lab. On some days, you feel like Disney’s poor Cinderella, toiling away with ruined paint brushes that will never clean and spilled glue… Will the children ever learn to … More Cinderella is the STEAM Queen..