Kindergarten-Exploration Stations 2
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 2
2nd Grade-Water, Water Everywhere 2
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-Inheritance Practice
As we continue through our PLTW unit about the variation of traits, the students learned that every person inherits two copies of each gene from their mother and father. They used a Google Doc to take notes and describe how a person's genes and environmental influences determine our physical characteristics and abilities.
4th Grade-Information Highway 2
During the last cycle 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. This cycle we looked at how computers store images. Students learned about pixels and how each pixel is represented by a 0 and 1. They created their own pixel images and wrote Run Length Encoding that was deciphered by a partner.
5th Grade-Infection Fighters
Using the Canvas App on the iPad, the students are able to connect to our PLTW activities. The students accessed a PLTW presentation about our body's defenses against germs. The students learned about skin cilia, lymph nodes, and mucus.
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.