This year, Our Savior School was excited to introduce STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) into our curriculum. We believe the integration of STEAM into students’ daily lives is important to their future… it’s a collaborative project based education model that allows students to work together to creatively develop solutions to problems that allows them to think outside of the box.
OSS recently hosted its first STEAM Fair, in which students showcased their projects for parents, teachers, relatives and friends. Projects displayed were innovative, diverse and very educational. Everyone attending walked away learning something new. The students did a great job proving or disproving their hypotheses and sharing their findings with everyone.
Many students created ways to engage the people in their research, from discovering how we best learn, to testing their knowledge about what materials reduce erosion the best, sharing the best way to clean your pennies. Others engaged them in fun experiments, such as making magnets and raisins dance and experimenting with sound waves. Everyone really enjoyed talking with students to learn more about their experiments and findings.
During the devotion, Mr. Limmel announced that Mrs. Esser had applied for and received a $1500 grant to grow our STEAM program. We are very excited to invest this money in the future of our students as we create fun learning experiences for our students next year.
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