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.
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.
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
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.
Value of the Month
The Engineering and Design Process
The Scientific Method
M.S. Longwood University
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.