The structure of specific organs relate to the function(s) they perform. The students explored the structure of bone, muscle, the lungs, and the stomach. As the students interacted with models, they recorded their observations and described the structure of each part.
1st Grade-Patterns of the Moon
The students learned about the moon and how we see can see it even though it does not produce its own light. Students observed and documented patterns of the moon, including the apparent movement of the moon through the night sky and phases of the moon. The students were able to explore the moon's phases using an iPad app that focuses on the moon.
2nd Grade-Water, Water Everywhere
After learning about different types of maps, students identified where bodies of water are found in both liquid and solid states using Google Earth on the iPads. We then compared and contrasted utilizing paper maps and electronic maps.
3rd Grade-All About Inheritance
Students learned that individuals have two copies of each gene, one from their mother and one from their father. They described how a person’s genes determine some aspects of their physical characteristics and abilities and given a specific genotype, determined the associated phenotype.
4th Grade-Information Highway
The students learned that computers store information in binary code (1s and 0s). Each code represents text. Using the iPads and an editable PDF, the students converted data to and from binary code.
5th Grade-Infection Fighters
In this activity student explored the body’s defenses and diagramed how the body fights invasion from germs. Students explored nonspecific defenses, defenses that are not targeted against a specific invader, such as the skin, cilia, and mucus in the nose and respiratory tract.
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.