STEAM Challenges for Engineers

Jul 10
Hosted by:The San Marcos Promise
July 10, 2017 at 9:00am to
July 14, 2017 at 12:00pm
Double Peak School 111 San Elijo Road San Marcos, CA 92078

Event Details

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Class Title: STEAM Challenges for Engineers

Session 1: Double Peak Elementary School

Teacher:  Kristen Donegan (Walker)

I'm finishing up my 11th year teaching and couldn't be more happy with this profession.  I've taught full day kinder, first grade, a 1/2 combo, and 2nd grade.  I even taught in Hawaii!  When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my new husband and friends, surfing, and creating teaching resources for other teachers.


Grades: 2-5      Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Class Description: This popular STEAM challenge class is back for a 2nd year.  It is hands-on, fun, and engaging!  During the session, engineers will solve several problems.  One of the problems that students will be faced with is  building a roller coaster (see it here and here).  It's been a huge hit in my 2nd grade classroom! Depending on time during this session,we'll work on 2-5 different challenges.  Students will use technology to investigate and research ideas, work collaboratively and think critically with a partner and in a small group to draw a design and put it in place.  Students will test out their design and communicate ways to improve it.  This STEAM class will be sure to inspire all future engineers!  You'll get to see the building going on in class once in a daily e-newsletter that includes photos and video.  At the end of the session, students will bring home a Summer STEAM packet with challenges they can do during the summer.


STEAM Challenges 

Roller Coaster (culminating project)  

Wind-Powered Maze

100 Cup Challenge

School Bus

Pom Pom Slingshot






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