What an awesome week we had learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEAM) all while applying it to ART! Through multiple small activities the students were able to learn about different aspects of STEAM.
Day 1 we learned about crystals and how they are formed. Later that afternoon, we created our own! Once we completed our crystals, we created structures and sculptures using biodegradable packing peanuts. On day 2, we created mosaics using glass tiles, heat activated grout, glass cutters, and one large ceramic tile. While those were setting, we created pixel art where the students used a q-tip to create an art piece. Once that was completed, we learned about polar and non-polar molecules. We took half and half, food coloring, and dish soap to create a really neat tie-dye effect (See our instagram for a video).
Day 3 we learned geometry by building geodesic domes out of gumdrops and toothpicks. Because the weather was icky that day, we decided to learn about weather: tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms- the students loved it! Despite the rainy weather, we decided to make solar cars out of soda cans. Day 4 we learned all about equilibrium. We took nine cups and filled every other cup with water, connected them with folded paper towels, and by the end of the day all of the cups had water.
Day 5 we created Tetrahedral Kites. Once those were completed, we took a mini-filed trip to test our kite building skills and boy, oh boy did we succeed!
A huge shout out to Debbie Jasek from Brazos Glasswork for coming to teach our eager students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! You rock 🙂
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