Welcome to the STEM Lab
Mrs. Southard's Virtual Office Hours are on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00. Feel free to reach out via email at that time if you have any questions about STEM challenges or would like to share anything with me!  southakn@pwcs.edu

June 8th - 12th
There are no new STEM challenges this week. If there are any challenges on the webpage that you did not get a chance to do, please feel free to complete those challenges this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

June 1st - 5th

K-2: Design and create a kite that will fly on a windy day. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: This week you will be in the building stages for making an arcade game for Cain's Arcade. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.


May 25th - 29th

K-2: Listen to the read aloud of Quakenstein Hatches a Family. Create a nest that would keep his egg warm and comfortable. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: This week you will be in the planning stages for making an arcade game for Cain's Arcade. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.


May 18th - 22nd

K-2: Listen to the read aloud of Hey, That's My Monster. Create a monster that could keep a little kid in bed at night. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: Create a paper airplane for paper airplane challenges! Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page. 

May 11th - 15th

K-2: Begin by searching for a youtube read aloud of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Then, design and create a bridge that will support your goats. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: This week you will get to choose your own STEM challenge by visiting the Sharpen Design website. Find all of the details of what to do when you get to that website by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.


May 4th - May 8th

K-2: Design and create something using a box. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: Design and create a new invention. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.


April 27th - May 1st

K-2: Design and create a musical instrument. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: Design and create a dream home for a pet. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.


April 20th - 24th

K-2: Begin by searching for a youtube read aloud of If you Give a Pig a Party. Then, design and create a fort for everyone in your family. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: Design and create a marble run. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page. For more fun visit marblerun.at for an online marble run. Try to get the red marble to the checkered square. You can turn the pieces by clicking on them.


April 13th - 17th
I will be uploading new stem challenges each week. Be sure to check back often to find a new challenge!

For this week:
K-2: Design and create a backscratcher. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.
3-5: Design and create a zip line for sending messages. Find all of the details by clicking on "Files and Documents" to the left. You will find a design brief with instructions, a planning page, and a reflection page.


Mrs. Southard



Thank you all so much for the recycled materials and art supplies you all have been sending in.  We are still in need of a few more items for the STEM Lab.  Below is a "donation/wish list" 
We are running very low on items with stars (***) next to them, so extra donations of these items would be much appreciated!

cylinder containers
Pringles cans
tennis ball containers
small soda bottles
Lysol wipes containers
toilet paper tubes
paper towel tubes
oatmeal containers
tissue and shoe boxes
cereal & food boxes (broken down)
egg crates
styrofoam meats trays
lids
film canisters
fabrics scraps
wallpaper scraps
CDs
old toys

popsicle sticks
pipe cleaners
Elmer's bottles of glue
Elmer's glue sticks
mini hot glue gun sticks
markers
crayons
pencils
***wiggly eyes
buttons
***pom poms
yarn
, string, ribbon
paper
construction paper
card stock
scrapbook paper
white paper
drawing paper
tissue paper
straws
masking tape
Scotch tape
***styrofoam cups
***aluminum foil sheets