STEM Blog

Teachers at Howard County Private Shcool Print Protective Masks for Front Line Workers

Posted June 19, 2020

We are proud of our amazing Technology teachers, Mrs. Whiteford and Mrs. Phelps for stepping up to help our front line workers. Thanks to our SLS community for so generously answering the call for help! #slsfamily#ArchBaltSchools #RiseAbove

 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/cng-ho-lt-clarksville-0528-20200528-3wnq3tbvcjfeppjovrfv272epa-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2p4qhmhj9DhohgBrhKxd9Bz6toaYB1eeZDGIzs4fuQOLFqNbHRpy7Z3EE




Virtual STEM Challenge!

Posted March 22, 2020

Attention at home STEM engineers and makers of all ages! Your two technology teachers, Mrs. Whiteford and Mrs Phelps, miss seeing you so much that we have some STEM challenge suggestions for you to work on in your spare time. These challenges are optional but we would love to see what you can achieve. 

 

Check out this website, pick the materials you have available to you at home and then select a challenge. Please email us pictures (zwhiteford@stlouisparish.org and/or mphelps@stlouisparish.org) of your achievements by Friday, March 27th so we can showcase them to the whole community on our STEM blog next weekend.

 

https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/spinner/

 



Leprechaun Traps!

Posted March 22, 2020

Top 'o the morning! Can you build a trap to catch a leprechaun? Check out this STEM engineering challenge to help you. A huge thank you to Smart Chick and TeachersPayTeachers for the free download!

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Bouncing Pusheen Code!

Posted March 22, 2020

Good morning! As we adjust to a new reality, we hope this serves as an inspiration to put a smile on your face. This animation was created by Third Grader Gabriel using the Scratch programming language. Click on the link, press the green flag and enjoy!

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/376025354




What Can you do with a Cardboard Box?

Posted March 22, 2020

Nothing sparks a child's imagination quite like a cardboard box! Recently Mrs. Schell’s Kindergarten students put this theory to the test. For inspiration, they read the book “"What to do With a Box" by Jane Yolen and Chris Sheban and then the kids took it from there and were off and running!

Using the 4 C’s of STEM: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking, the kids talked about what they might create with their boxes, planning and assembling supplies and brainstorming about how to make their creations. They spread out across the classroom and came up with the most amazing projects. Everything from a doll castle to the solar system, a race car to a spacesuit, and a bat cave to a buddy bench – the kids did a magnificent job! Oh, what fun!

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Alumni News - Winners of Cyber Challenge Competition!

Posted March 22, 2020

The St. Louis School community is so proud to see the success of SLS Class of 2017 alumni and Cyber STEM veterans. Way to Go Daniel and Michael!




Message to the Future

Posted March 22, 2020

In 1981, a group called the Human Interference Task Force (made up of scientists, artists, engineers, and anthropologists) met to come up with a solution to a very specific problem- how to warn future people away from areas that may contain radioactive waste material, which can remain dangerous for hundreds and thousands of years.

This week in art class, the 7th graders were presented with the same design challenge: how can we create a message for the distant future that doesn’t rely on written language, which can change dramatically over hundreds of years?

They had 30 minutes to design and present their warning systems to the rest of the class, who then offered some constructive feedback!

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Hands-on Computing!

Posted March 22, 2020

Computers are part of our everyday world, but do you know the individual parts of a computer? Thanks to a generous grant from AFCEA Central Maryland SLS Fifth Graders had the opportunity to build their own touchscreen tablets using educational kits from Kano Computing. Powered by a Raspberry Pi 3 computer, students connected power supplies, screens, USB ports, and other components to assemble a fully functional device. The next step for students is to complete training materials and tutorials and apply their programming skills to this new platform. St. Louis School would like to again thank AFCEA Central Maryland and Mr. Kyle Cragg for enabling our students to explore the hardware that powers our modern world. #STEMatSLS

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Project Wild!

Posted March 22, 2020

SLS teachers never stop learning! Mrs. Yuska and Ms. Frederick spent their Saturday taking part in the Project WILD program at the Baltimore National Aquarium. The program’s mission is “to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources.” Thank you, Mrs. Yuska and Ms. Frederick for taking the time to learn more about how to protect our environment, the SLS community looks forward to learning from you. Thank you to all SLS teachers who selflessly give up their time to participate in continuous professional development to offer the best education to our students. “A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.” ― Ruth Beechick




Girl Power at APL STEM event!

Posted February 29, 2020
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is hosting a free STEM event for girls on Sunday, March 15th from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. No advance registration required!



Celebrating Dr. Seuss!

Posted February 29, 2020

Third Graders in Computer Class today

designed a postage stamp along the way. 

They learned a bit 

about the wit

of a man named Dr. Seuss

and the books that he set loose. 

This being Digital Learning Day 

St. Louis School would like to say 

using technology in the classroom

helps your children soar and zoom! 

#DLDay #GoogleDrawings

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