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..
The Westminster Steam Lab brought a mini-version of our Lab to the National Association of Independent School Conference in Atlanta March 8-9, 2018. The X-Carve, robotics pit, and Jennifer Baker’s hover boards stole the show and won over the crowd. We also featured Arduinos, Hummingbirds, our sewing cart, art cart, and electronics cart … More NAIS 2018: Westminster MakerSpace
This project is every steam lab managers’ dream come true! An interdisciplinary, 6th and 7th grade project, transforming old pallets into different South American countries’ flags! History teacher, Mr. Egan, and Spanish Teacher, Mrs. Taylor, put 6th and 7th graders into small groups, assigned each group a country, taught them how to use the equipment, … More Transforming Pallets into Flags
Students in Ms. Blodgett’s 6th grade art classes have spent several week creating stop-motion animation videos using our Hue Animation cameras and software. Ms. Blodgett asked the students to focus on a coming of age storyline and character development in addition to the craftsmanship, staging, and lighting of the production. Here are some photos of … More Stop Motion Animation