STEM and STEAM week gave students opportunities to work on projects in their science classes that they displayed in the courtyard on campus last Thursday. Whether it was Grade 1 building bird feeders out of simple household items or one of the more complex robotic projects executed in the middle school, the pride our students showed in their creations was evident. Whether it is the girls of Grade 6 wiring switches to a battery to light a lightbulb or the boys building miniature airplanes, every student had a chance last week to apply what they studied in the most practical of contexts.
In the displays on Thursday, we had projects powered by batteries and solar cells. We had hydraulic elevators and scissor lifts. We had demonstrations of wind and weather, and we were treated to a number of chemical volcanoes that modeled the geological processes seen in the ring of fire on the earth’s crust.