STEAM - Kathryn Jefferson
Welcome to the STEAM Lab!
Our students will explore STEAM careers and real world problems using the Scientific Method or Engineering Design Process. They will be engaged in lessons designed to make them think creatively and collaborate with others.
Middle school students have been learning how to build boats to print in the 3D printer. Their challenge includes a design that must float, have a design, and hold the most capacity.
Steam Wheel students have been learning the history of board games, card games, and dice games. They are working on an original board game design. They must make all pieces with the 3D printer.
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.
Monthly Core Value
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.