STEAM Lab activities focus on sparking curiosity within children, aiming to stimulate the Little Scientists that they are, to explore and build their Future Lab. All students will be given a card before they start their journey through the STEAM program track. Each time they successfully finish their activity, they will receive a stamp on their card, which should be full by the end of their STEAM day. As Albert Einstein said: “Everyone is a genius” and during this time, every student’s gears will be grinding.
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Little Ms. Curious, Marie Curie, described herself to be “less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” Therefore, we’d like to engage the students with science experiments to spark their experimental side by testing their ideas.
In our lab, we will be concocting our own chemicals and exploring different elements so we can figure out the secrets and wonders of life! We will be drawing new conclusions through experiments, to unravel the scientific side of the students' minds and ‘become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge’ as Mr. Universe, Stephen Hawking did.
Batteries don't have electricity inside them, but the students will be charged up when they work with technology in the tech lab they participate in next. As the world is developing and we are surrounded by new modern technology, we will take a deep dive inside to see how it all works. We will investigate everything that arouses curiosity and as Alan Turing, ‘Mr. Al’, proposed, we will consider the question “can machines work?”
The students will take part in making their own little, futuristic robots. Who knows, they could be the next great inventors of technology like the phones in our hands or the planes we fly in! Just as Ms. Astronaut, Margaret Hamilton said “learning is by being and doing.”
In order to become an engineer, you have to create something, so next we’ll head to a higher level of exploration. Here, the students’ minds will be encouraged to create and invent, making them little engineers. As Mr. Electricity Nikola Tesla said, “invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain.” The students will have the capability to create anything they wish, from woodwork to machinery, as long as they create an invention that is uniquely their own!
Throughout this lab and the creating of their own inventions, we remind the students as Ms. Architect Zaha Hadid said, that: “there are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” Whether it be LEGO or wood, we want the students' minds to work to make a piece that they will be proud of and could even be used internationally one day.
Coloring outside the lines is a fine art, but as ‘Mr. Messy’ Wassily Kandinsky said, ‘everything starts from a dot.’ Life is a canvas, so let’s decorate it! Fill it in with the most colors and materials you can find. This is another way for the students to express themselves without using language or words.
Through the addition of Arts in the STEAM Lab, students get to explore a variety of mediums and styles to create a mesmerizing piece of artwork. In this part of the lab, we will use various areas to create a piece of artwork showing how the students are expressing themselves, without even having to use the English language, but the language of art. Like ‘Mr. Abstract’ Pablo Picasso said, “every child is an artist”, we just have to encourage that artist to come alive!
Math is encountered in almost every facet of daily life and we have to use it almost everywhere we go. The amazing part is math is the same in every language worldwide! So, let’s put our minds together, and explore the world using logic with hands-on experiences that will help connect all the other areas of the STEAM education! We will connect to math by modeling geometrical shapes and calculating materials needed for experimenting. We will also calculate equations while learning how to use logic like the smart mathematicians we are. Like the infamous mathematician and logician Leonhard Euler said, “logic is the foundation of the certainty of all the knowledge we acquire.” Finally, we will always remember to use our newfound mathematical skills with confidence, remembering as the great Persian mathematician and founder of algorithms Al-Khwarizmi said, “one must not be afraid of new ideas, no matter the source.”
Let's begin the journey to the STEAM LAB world by opening the doors to the ENGLISH LAB. For deepening the knowledge and understanding of each subject and topic in STEAM LAB, the first stop for each child will be the English LAB. The worksheets are chosen individually according to each child's level and the vocabulary focus on the topic of the day for each LAB will make students ready for the next step of the STEAM LAB journey.