STEAM refers to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. These subjects are not taught in isolation at PS 222. STEAM is the integration of these five subjects using an interdisciplinary approach in which students can explore, discover, think, and problem solve with each other.
Learning by doing is engaging and exciting for the students. Successful hands-on experiences, provide all students with the ability to explore technology, engineer and problem solve with confidence. Students need STEAM project-based learning to build 21st century skills.
STEAM Class Goals For All Students
- Focus on real-world issues and problems
- Guided by the engineer design process
- Immerse students in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration
- Apply knowledge of math and science
- Involve students in productive teamwork
Tecnology and Robotic Devices that are used in many classrooms.
IPADS and Laptops are used in our classrooms to explore topics related to grade appropriate curriculum.
Sphero is a handheld robot that is controlled by an IPAD.
Ozobot is a small, handheld robot that uses sensors to move.
Grade 5 Curriculum
Students in fifth grade work with LEGO WEDO 2.0 LEGO Kits. These kits provide students with hands on learning about real world issues and topics. For example, Rovers Exploring Space
- Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
EIE Kits/ Engineering Is Elementary - Students can explore gravity, the magnetic field, and the power of magnets. They will explore what magnets can do and create simple motors with magnets.
Fifth Grade STEAM Club
3D Printing with the Ultimaker- Students use Tynker Cad to learn and practice the art of creating 3D images. Using their new knowledge of 3D design, they may even be able to create a 3D print with the Ultimaker.
Grade 4 Curriculum
Students in fourth grade work with LEGO WEDO 2.0 LEGO Kits. These kits provide students with hands on learning about real world issues and topics.
- Rovers Exploring Space
- Newton’s First Law of Motion
- Plants and Pollination
- Natural Disasters
Little Bits- Build with simple circuits. Students build with easy to use electronic building blocks. These bits snap together to create endless projects.
- Invent an Art Machine
- Invent a Throwing Arm
Grade 3 Curriculum
Students in third grade work with the LEGO Machines and Mechanisms Kit. This kit focuses on the importance of simple machines. Students build LEGO models of simple machines and they have an opportunity to work with real simple machines. This helps them to really understand how a simple machine can help us in our daily life. The next step in the Machines and Mechanisms kit is take our knowledge of simple machines and apply it to bigger and better engineering. Now the students create moving vehicles and working cranes to lift loads.
EIE/Engineering is Elementary- Clean an Oil Spill - In this unit, the students explore the field of environmental engineering as they design a process to clean an oil spill in a model river. They learn how pollution can negatively impact the organisms in the ecosystem and how engineers must consider both short and long-term effects of pollutants on the organisms in a given ecosystem.
Little Bits- Introduction to Circuits- Students build with easy to use electronic building blocks. These bits snap together to create endless projects.
- open and closed circuits
- creating with buttons and switches
- using sensors