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Students exploring, innovating and engaging in guided inquiry during Early Release STEAM Camp.Top of Page

RSD13 has offered STEAM Camp sessions for three hours after school to our students in grades 1-6 during the early release days on 10/23, 12/6 and 1/12. Students were asked to think like engineers and partake in activities such as rocketry, learning about circuits with Little Bits and through designing and constructing paper circuit cards, coding, basketball shot analysis, making pumpkin catapults, painting with milk, chemical engineering slime, designing life-size gingerbread houses with cardboard and creating inventions with Makey Makey. All lessons integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math which also tie in the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.

The final STEAM Camp of this school year will be held on Thursday, May 10th.

January 12th STEAM CampTop of Page

Student showing her peppermint racer.
Students turning everyday objects into computer touchpads with Makey Makey.
Student using play dough as a conductor to control his Chromebook screen.
Students inventing and experimenting with Makey Makey.
Students learning about electrical circuits with Little Bits.
Students testing rockets that they designed.
Students showing off engineering challenges they created, each with their own constraints and solutions.
Students turning everyday objects into computer touchpads with Makey Makey.

December 6th STEAM CampTop of Page

	 Student showing how the light-up circuit card she created works.
Light up circuit card
	 Student showing circuit card she created
	 Students analyzing their basketball shots using an App
	 Students playing in life-size gingerbread house they constructed
	 Student participating in the Hour of Code

October 23rd STEAM CampTop of Page

Student showing the artwork he created with a reaction between milk and soap.
Students using inquiry to build harmonicas.
Students learning about the chemical properties of slime.
Student engineering cup towers.
Student making slime.
Students using abstract thinking to create with Plus-Plus blocks.
Student showing the artwork he created with a reaction between milk and soap.
Student and high school volunteer launching with their catapults.