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STEAM - Kathryn Jefferson

Welcome to the STEAM Lab!

Students in K-8th grade will explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) through real world situations and develop possible solutions using either the Scientific Method or the Engineering Design Process. The lessons are engaging and designed to inspire creatively, collaboration and communication with a heavy emphasis on the growth mindset.  

Most design projects and prototypes are made from recyclable materials we collect throughout the year. After they have been presented to the class, projects are usually broken down to be reused again and again.  

STEAM Lab Syllabus and wishlist K-8



1st Quarter:       STEAM – Jefferson

2nd Quarter:      Music – Foster

3rd Quarter:       Art - Sullivan

4th Quarter:       Media – Garnett


STEAM Lab 1st Quarter

Students will be working on 30 Days Lost in Space, an adventure kit that will help them learn advanced coding and circuitry skills.  The kit comes with an Arduino board and all the necessary components for students to problem-solve their way through space missions.  

STEAM Wheel syllabus

What's new this year

  • Cricut Maker 3.0
  • Sphero Little Bits
  • VEX IQ and VEX EXP Robotics
  • SPACE Club - Vivify STEM
  • 30 Days Lost in Space - Arduino Kits


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.

Value of the Month

Inside Mrs. Jefferson's Class

The Engineering and Design Process

The Scientific Method

STEM/STEAM Opportunities

Space Camp

NASA for kids


Kathryn Jefferson

Faculty Information

Lower/Middle School

Contact Information

School Email
School Phone
434-392-4131   x322


B.S. Longwood College
M.S. Longwood University

Other Information


Kathryn Jefferson teaches PK3-12 STEAM and Aviation at Fuqua Lower, Middle, and Upper 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.