This weekend The Child’s Primary School exhibited at the STEAM Maker Festival at the Del Mar Fair Grounds. According to Steammaker.org “Over 120 booths, displays and presentations showcase local school programs, crafters, makers and the people and companies that are driving the next wave of creative technologies”.
The Child’s Primary School brought many examples of of STEAM based projects they had worked on including last year’s STEAM Maker Festival Hydrobot Robotics Competition winning robot that they designed.
This year TCPS focused on not only STEAM but adding a literature component. After participating in the Global Read Aloud, students in grades 2, 3, 7, and 8 used STEAM methods to build a chair with only newspaper and tape to withstand the weight of “Edward” from the book.
It wasn’t an easy task, but they had a plan!
First, they weighed Edward Tulane.
Second, they designed their ideas on paper.
Third, they gathered their materials.
Fourth, they tried and retried many times to create a structure that could hold the weight!
Lastly, many of our students went to the STEAM Maker Festival and shared their project! It was through their work together to brainstorm, build and rebuild, and share their project that The Child’s Primary School won the STEAM Maker Festival Teamwork Award.
We appreciated the opportunity to showcase our school and our students are looking forward to returning next year!