Greendale Goes Full STEAM Ahead

Fourth graders from Greendale Elementary traveled to the Southwest Higher Education Center for a morning filled with STEAM activities.  These activities enriched the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Students worked with KEVA planks, which are wooden planks about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long, to construct 2-D and 3-D structures.  Together in small groups, students were given the top view, side view and front view of a structure and then asked to recreate that same structure.  We discovered we have a few young engineers at GES!  The art station allowed students to be creative as they recreated Picasso paintings.  Each student used oil pastels to create a portrait of a person using the same techniques used by Picasso himself.  Finally, drones were buzzing everywhere in the Grand Hall!  Students used critical thinking skills, cooperative learning and ipads to program drones to fly though hoops, flip in the air and land safely.  Our day was filled with technology, math and art, but most of all FUN!