Building STEAM In the Classroom
What does Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) look like in the classroom? It looks like friendship, laughter, excitement and discovery. Check out some of our favorite STEAM Projects brought to classrooms in Jefferson County by the PT STEM Club and our community partners.
Through our FIRST LEGO League programs students learn to incorporate art into their presentations, engineering designs, and team identity. By creating costumes, presentation props and art based models they learn how art plays a fundamental role in the design process. Older students design art projects to take to fairs and community events across the state. From crazy hats to colorful props and custom designed shirts these students are rocking these STEAM Skills!
Unexpected art is what our students do best! Using structural engineering, modeling and art techniques our students have built to scale replicas of historic building in Jefferson County out of gingerbread and candy! Structural engineering and modeling play a vital role in keeping these intricate buildings standing though planning the artistic and color scheme is just as important. This creative team of student architects, designers and culinary experts are proud to have one 1st prize two times in the expert category of the Aldrich’s Gingerbread House Contest.
Let’s Rock N Roll!
Each year the PT STEM Club hosts a Band Camp where students get the chance to learn a new instrument, practice songwriting and perform a song live on the Kinetics Stage and at the Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow event. Students learn about stage presence, costumery, rhythm and more from experienced musicians and stage performers. Music is engineering and students learn the physics of lighting and sound to enhance their events and how math and music are more similar than we might think.