• On the La Tercera STEM Calendar, you will find exciting STEM activities for each month. This month you are responsible for completing a STEM challenge at home and bringing it to school. Pictures of the activity are acceptable as well.

    If you complete one of the activities below and bring it to Mrs. Corbett the week of January 23-27, 2017 you will receive a prize. You may also create any of the items from the STEM activity of the Week to receive a prize. Have fun!

    Umbrella Challenge http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/umbrella-challenge-stem-activity-for-kids/
    Snack Mix Machine http://leftbraincraftbrain.com/2016/03/08/stem-challenge-build-snack-mix-machine/
    Paper plate marble maze http://buggyandbuddy.com/paper-plate-marble-maze/
    Create your name in crystals http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/kids-science-crystal-names/

    Click here

    Have you ever wanted to build your own catapult? Click here to learn how you can do so right at home.

    If you came to our FOSS Science Week, you saw the amazing catapults generated from our 6th graders. I hope that will serve as an inspiration to try out this activity at home. If you build one, be sure to bring it to school and share it with Mrs. Corbett. You ner know, you might just be rewarded with an Eagle feather.

    Looking for some STEM learning for Winter Break?

     Well, you need to check out this calendar of activities created by Girlstart! Of course, these activities are not just for girls. Boys, girls and even adults will find them to be just right for the holiday season. So, click here and get started!

     

    Get involved in science!

    This week I encourage to get out there are participate in some hands-on science at the Bay Area Science Discovery Day at AT & T Park this Saturday, November 7, 2015 and the STEAM Carnival at Pier 48 this Saturday and Sunday! Click here to learn more!

    This week I invite you to learn all about Mars! Click here to find activities for your grade level. 

    Have you every tried to make your own chair? Click here to learn how.

    Once your chair is built, please bring it to school and show Mrs. Corbett. She really could use some new furniture for her office.:)

     

    Can you make an egg jump?

    Learn how by trying out the Egg Bungee Jump. Just click here for the directions. If you bring Mrs. Corbett your predication and what happened page, she will have a prize for you. Have fun!

    Lava Lamp Fun

    Have you ever wondered how to create your own lava lamp? Well, here's your chance to learn how. What a fun activity for Spring Break! If you make one, bring it to Mrs. Corbett for an Eagle Feather.

    Click here for the directions.

     

    Celebrate Pi Day on March 14th!

    This week, I thought we would focus on the M in STEM..MATH!

    What does Pi Day celebrate?

    Pi day celebrates the number pi, also written with the Greek letter π. 

    When is Pi Day celebrated?

    March 14th. This is because the number π starts out with 3.14 and March 14th can be written 3-14. 

    Who celebrates this day?

    This is just a fun day to celebrate math. It's mostly celebrated by mathematicians, math teachers, rock stars (just kidding), and math students. 

    To learn more, click here.

     Have you ever built a rocket? Now's your chance!

    Click here to check out this exciting activity!

     

    PBS Kids Design Squad

    Have you tried the activies from PBS Kids Design Squad?  There are so many that look interesting, I couldn't pick just one.

    Click here to see the possibilities.

    Enjoy!

     Make an Earthquake!

    This elementary science experiment creates a wave box that demonstrates how earthquake waves can travel through a variety of materials as they travel away from the focus of an earthquake where the rocks first rupture.

    Click here for a description of the activity Earthquake Activity