Valley Road Second and Third Graders Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with STEM

Olivia O’Callahan, Ava Filion, Avery Sailsbury and Devyn Dudas show off their cup tower. Credits: Clark Public Schools

Students in Miss Kane’s and Ms. Krick’s second and third grade classes incorporated a STEM project to help celebrate Read Across America Day. What exactly is STEM? This type of education is a curriculum based idea of educating students in four specific areas: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The students had a STEM Challenge, they had to Stack the Cat’s Hat! After reading Dr. Seuss’s Book “The Cat in the Hat,” the second and third graders worked together using cups to create Dr. Seuss’s hat. They made their predictions and began building. After a while the students incorporated a new material, index cards!

Miss Kane asked the students, “Are the index cards helpful or hurtful why or why not?”

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One student from Miss Kane’s class Devyn Dudas replied, “They are helpful, it makes the cups stable.” This is what makes STEM so interesting for the children. They have to be problem solvers with hands on material.

The class then incorporated mathematics by measuring their creations. The students measured in centimeters and inches. The second and third graders worked really well together, it is great to see the two grade levels enjoy the activity and expand their problem-solving skills!

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