Kindergarten-Design a Paintbrush
The students were introduced to and utilized the design process as they solved a problem presented by fictional characters Angelina, Suzi, and Mylo. The students designed a paintbrush using straws, feathers, and pom poms. After building the new paintbrush, students had the opportunity to paint with it and test their designs.
1st Grade-Design a House 2
The students designed and built one of the three houses described in The Three Little Pigs. Using materials to represent straw, sticks, or bricks, the students constructed a 3-dimensional model. In this lesson, students made improvements to their structures before testing them in front of a fan to see if the wolf could blow it down.
2nd Grade-Dear Santa
The students created a video letter using Photo Booth to tell Santa (or someone who may purchase a gift for them) what they want, need, would wear, would read, a wish for someone else. Completed videos were uploaded to Google Classroom.
3rd Grade-Speedometry 5
Hot Wheels cars took their final trials as the students used loops, extra track, and a vice grip to reach maximum potential and kinetic energy.
5th Grade-Capture a Creeper
As our final Minecraft engineering challenge, the students created traps to capture a paper creeper. After completing their designs, they demonstrated the mechanisms by recording a video.
Welcome to the STEAM Studio Blog for Jamestown Upper & Lower Elementary Schools in Hudsonville, MI. Here you will find the latest projects and concepts we've been working on in class.
comes to Hudsonville with 17 years of teaching information and technology skills to elementary students. After earning a BA in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa and a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa in 2000, she drew a circle on the map and chose Southwest Michigan.