Kincaid Elementary School held two big events focused on Science, Technology,
Engineering, & Math during the past month. Through various
activities, students and families learned that STEM activities are all
around us, are used every day, and can be fun.
STEM Day took place on February 20, with the STEM Night Expo occurring on March 6.
For STEM Day on February 20, every grade at Kincaid participated in special lesson and programs, including a STEM Career Fair for fourth and fifth graders. Kindergarten got a head start by journeying through the Solar System in the STAR Lab the previous week.
- 1st Grade demonstrated sound energy by designing Native American drums!
- 2nd Grade designed and programmed robots!
- 3rd Grade learned all about earth science with edible soil!
- 4th Grade learned about exciting STEM jobs at the Career Fair and constructed spaghetti bridges (sponsored by IBM)!
- 5th Grade learned about exciting STEM jobs at the Career Fair and played Jeopardy against IBM’s super computer, Watson (sponsored by IBM).
Kincaid families came to the school March 6 for STEM Night to learn about how the school is moving toward a fully-integrated STEM curriculum. They watched a presentation by principal Gail Mauldin and learned about plans for a new lab. The night was capped with the STEM Expo featuring STEM projects Kincaid students worked on in classrooms and the science lab:
- Kindergarten – Stuffed Animal Day
- 1st Grade – Native American Style Drums
- 2nd Grade – Puff Mobiles Challenge
- 3rd Grade – Mining Tools Challenge
- 4th Grade – Rain Gauges
- 5th Grade – Glubber, Jitterbug, Straw Tower and Water Passages