We are pleased to announce implementation of Project Lead the Way curriculum in grades K-5 at Jamestown and Georgetown Elementary Schools.
"Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides transformative learning experiences . . . that create[s] an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower[s] students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves" (PLTW 2017).
Mrs. Totten and I completed PLTW training last November and are super excited to share this awesome curriculum with the students!
The students learned about inherited traits and took a Google Form survey of their own traits. After the class completed the survey, each student viewed the spreadsheet of responses and created a graph to show the variation in our class of a selected trait. The graph was inserted into a Google Doc after the students wrote a question & prediction for the activity.
Input/Output: Computer Systems
Activity 1-Input, Processing, Output
Activity 1-Germs, Germs Everywhere
Because germs are not visible, we don't always consider how germs can be passed from one person to another. Using a UV glow powder, the students played a version of Heads-Up 7-Up. One student began spreading the "glow germ" to other classmates without their knowledge by shaking hands with them. After the game was over, the students were told that a "glow germ" was spreading and the only way to detect it was with a UV flashlight. Once the "infected" students were identified, we used a graphic organizer to determine Patient Zero (the student who began the spread).
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.