Valley Stream 24 students are always having fun - and learning - with STEAM-based activities. STEAM-based learning helps students develop critical thinking skills and allows students to explore creative ways of problem-solving. For example, the second-grade students at BAS were tasked with measuring various items in their classrooms and then graphing their findings. They were given rulers and directed to use their individual iPads to complete the task. The students collaborated in real-time, and using their iPads, created cumulative graphs of their classroom item’s measurements!
BAS kindergarten students started the year off with fun and interactive experiences. During a geometry lesson, Ms. Martins challenged her students to collaborate and sort different shapes, and then explain their choices. The students applied the drag and drop strategy as they correctly sorted shapes on the digital board
BAS sixth-grade students practiced the fundamental skills of team building and cooperation as they engaged in a unique STEAM-based game. The students had to make predictions about wind and develop strategies related to balance. The students worked together to use a series of strings to balance a foam cylinder. The goal was to find the most effective way to transport the cylinder from one side of a field to the other. They learned the importance of teamwork and how each team member’s success was vital to the success of the group.
BAS third-grade students answered an engineering challenge by constructing large towers with the choice of designing a supporting base of any size. In their Enrichment For All special, Mrs. Biley’s class did an AWESOME job. Yesterday’s record was 6 tiers! Congratulations
boys and girls and Mrs. Miller.
BAS second-grade students, after discussing back-to-school jitters and their favorite strategies to transition back to school, created Jitter Critters as a reminder of the importance of self-care. These Jitter Critters, which the students took home, reflected the wonderful creativity of each of the students and provided a tool they could use to help overcome any “jitters” at home. We are so proud of our second-grade students and their teachers!
During Enrichment For All, Mrs. Miller gave our sixth graders the task of constructing three different structures using triangles. Each structure had to vary in size and design and contain only triangles. AWESOME job by our boys and girls and Mrs. Miller.