Our Steam Lab has always had safety rules and first aid kits, but this semester the Steam Team faculty committed to taking a careful look at our procedures and improving safety protocols. This August, Clarkson Hall (the middle school building) got our own nurses’ station and nursing team, lead by Mrs. McCauley. This installation has … More First Aid Training for STEAM Faculty
Students in Mrs. Mares’ classes wrote their own stories to practice their French writing skills. To also incorporate speaking skills, she thought that stop motion animation would be a fun way to elevate their stories, but as most know, stop motion is a very time consuming adventure, so she came to the steam team for … More Hue Animation, the New Software in Town
Patterns are found everywhere: in nature, in structure, and especially in a well crafted designs! This week, 7th Grade Math came into the Innovation Lab to test their pattern making skills! While some chose to make light displays, others made patterns in cupcake decoration designs, and even elephant’s toothpaste recipes! Here are a few of the … More Math Patterns Project
A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law made me this tumbler with my name and school logo on it. How did she make those amazing stickers? The Cricut machine! After testing out one, we ordered 2 more! I had my 7th grade science students use the Cricut Air to make lettering, stencils, and cut-outs for their … More Crazy for Cricut!
The 8th Grade CodingCats have been hard at work for the first 8 weeks of the semester! Check out some of the projects!
Yesterday, the 8th Grade Future City class used the SawStop Table Saw to cut the base of their city model boards. I love this saw because if you touch the blade while it is spinning, the mechanisms in the saw will immediately retract and stop the blade; it’s really amazing. Here are the students cutting … More Future City Class Uses SawStop Table Saw
This week the Steam Council focused their efforts on 3D printing! Michael Tye made a wonderful 3D print of the FlatCat, one of Scoot Dimon’s trademarks. Upon retiring at the end of last year, the WildCats are still paying tribute to this amazing teacher! Mr. Dimon is definitely one of those special teachers that made … More FlatCat – A Tribute to Scoot Dimon
The Innovation Lab opened in October 2015 with two Up Mini 3D printers. These printers worked great for us, but student projects have become more sophisticated, and general use is in higher demand. The need for a more robust, educationally focused 3D printer became a priority. We decided to go with the uPrint Plus SE. … More 3D Printer Upgrade!!!