Discovering STEM Through DISCOVERY Fridays

DISCOVERY Fridays provide exciting, enriching opportunities to all students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, robotics, art, and music. These high interest and interactive sessions will be taught at each grade level in K-6. Every class will enhance and inspire students in their hands-on inquiry learning experiences.

Today the elementary launched their DISCOVERY Friday labs for 2020. These labs are innovative, hands-on STEM labs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math/Music) and are created by King’s teachers. Check out some of the fun labs students will be participating in!

Awesome Abstract Art – Mrs. Elliott 
Students will learn about artist Paul Klee, identify warm and cool colors, understand watercolor resist, and follow a directed line drawing to create their own version of Klee’s Geometric Fish.

Math Escape Escapade – Mrs. Leazer
The adventure begins!! Students will be introduced to their escape room series, learn about the aides available for their use, and the fun points system we will use throughout the series! Warming up and learning the procedural ropes, this week’s escape will focus on Math review and foundation.

Create Your Own AR Experience – Mrs. Schaaf
In this 1st mission, students will discover what augmented reality is, how it works, and start creating ideas for your own augmented reality!

Get A Clue – Mrs. Walsh
A broken cookie jar . . . a note left behind! Join us as we take out first steps into becoming crime-scene investigators!

Renewable Energy & Wind Turbines – Mrs. Bren
We will begin the research for our engineering project this week, investigating what energy is and different types of energy transfers in our world. We will also discuss the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.

3D Printing – Mr. Fujii
Students will learn how to utilize the basic 3-D printing skills through the implementation of the rotational and following tools in order to familiarize themselves with the Sketchup software.

Robotics – Mrs. McRae & Mrs. Jordan
Students will build and program an EV3 robot using inquiry-based learning techniques.

To view all K-3 DISCOVERY Friday labs, click here. To view all 4-6 Labs, click here.

The elementary is always looking for parent volunteers to help out on DISCOVERY Fridays. If you are interested, please contact the elementary office!