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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

STEAM Wishlist

Wishlist of items needed Fall 2022 STEAM_WISH_LIST_2022

Click here for the Pk-8th STEAM Amazon wishlist.


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.

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 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.