STEAM - Kathryn Jefferson
Welcome to the STEAM Lab!
Students will explore STEAM careers through real world problems using the Scientific Method or Engineering Design Process. Lessons are engaging and designed to inspire creatively and collaboration with others with heavy emphasis on the growth mindset.
Most projects and prototypes are made from recyclable materials from our generous donations (paper towel tubes are a favorite). We love seeing new and interesting stuff to use. See the link below of "stuff" we collect throughout the year. After projects and prototypes have been on display, they are usually broken down to be reused again.
What's new this year
- Cricut Maker 3.0
- Sphero Little Bits
- VEX IQ and VEX EXP Robotics
- SPACE Club
MS STEAM Reads
From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic by Lowey Bundy Sichol
From an Idea to Lego: The Building Bricks Behind the World's Largest Toy Company by Lowey Bundy Sichol
From an Idea to Google: How Innovation at Google Changed the World by Lowey Bundy Sichol
From an Idea to Nike: How Marketing Made Nike a Global Success by Lowey Bundy Sichol
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.
The Engineering and Design Process
The Scientific Method
M.S. Longwood University
Kathryn Jefferson teaches STEAM Lab and Spanish 8 at Fuqua Lower and Middle Schools. She joined the teaching staff in 2005.
She graduated from Longwood College with a B. S. in Sociology and from Longwood University with a M. S. In Elementary Education.
Kathryn and her husband, Robert '83, have three daughters, Aubrie '24, Emily '17, and Kaelyn '14.