STEAM in 1st grade

Dike Newell School first grade students have been busy solving problems using the Fairy Tale Problem Solving STEM kits the school library received from a Donors Choose grant. STEM education is an exciting approach to teaching that stimulates children's creativity and draws upon their natural curiosity. Students gain knowledge and experience in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math by working on engaging, project-based activities. So far first graders have designed and built bridges tall enough for the troll to stand under, yet strong enough to hold all three billy goats, created houses big enough for all three pigs and able to withstand the wolf's blowing and crafted chairs strong enough to hold all of the three bears. For more information on Donors Choose, please visit: