Mrs. Noel's Kindergarten built STEAM Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees using their engineering skills to place as many letters as possible on top without tipping over.
In this activity, students are asked, "How can we build a tree that can hold different alphabet letters using these materials?" They are given time to experiment and play with the materials. They then discuss and collaborate together, on how to build a tree that can hold more than one letter.
Asheville’s Emmanuel Lutheran School is now a STEAM powered school. That’s science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. In fact, it’s Western North Carolina’s first and only Christian parochial STEAM school! STEAM education takes STEM learning and kicks it up a notch by applying creative thinking, imagination, and design skills – typically through project-based learning. As STEM education matures, and the prevalence of STEM professions continue to grow, there’s a clear need for students to utilize skills that are derived from artistic experiences – benefitting their educational pursuits and future professional endeavors.