Kindergarten-The Biggest Excavator
1st Grade-Animal Adaptations: Animal Coverings
Students investigated different animal coverings to understand that different body coverings provide different types of protection. We participated in a scientific investigation, gauging the temperature of feathers, hair, and fur at room temperature and the same coverings after sitting on ice. Each student colored a bar graph to show the investigation results. After the investigation, students searched nonfiction books for animals and charted them by covering.
2nd Grade-Mad Hatter
3rd Grade-Flight Test
For this cycle the students ran flight tests to see which type of paper airplane could fly the furthest and which could do acrobatics. The students each took turns throwing the airplane over a set of measuring tapes. They had to do some math to determine how far the plane flew. Looking at the average distances, students determined that the long, narrow planes went the furthest, while the short and wide planes were more about dips and turns. We talked about the types of planes we would see at air shows and watched the Blue Angels doing a few tricks, too.
4th Grade-Crayons Rock
5th Grade-The Copy Machine
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.