Category Archives: STEAM
Our first annual STEAM Night was a hit with blasting rockets, an interactive sandbox, sterling engines, and more great stuff! Thanks to our local groups and companies for making this all possible! A huge special thanks goes out to former EY student Hadley Massey for her countless hours of organization she put into the event as well!
Chehalem Valley Watershed Project
Yamhill-Carlton Middle School Rocketry
Newberg SD Health
Newberg LibraryMaker Space
We’re in the homestretch of the school year, and that means it’s time for robotics. We just started with our Bot Basics training. New challenges and projects are coming up soon so stay tuned!
Today our students took a virtual field trip via Facetime to TRIPAQ manufacturing. The company manufactures a wide range of custom package products. Mrs. Liddle is the sister of former EY teacher, Mrs. Johnston. She works for TRIPAQ, and she hosted our trip through the processes of package design, package graphics, and the mass production of packaging solutions for many products. This experience falls right in line with our current design engineering project on designing plant packages. Following our tour, students designed and created plans with specifications for plant package corrugated shipping boxes. They sent their plans to TRIPAQ, who in turn will use the plans to create boxes and ship them to us for assembly. A big thanks to Mrs. Liddle, Mrs. Johnston, and all involved at TRIPAQ who are volunteering their time for this project. Cool stuff! Stay tuned.
Over the past few weeks, our students in groups pursued the question, “How can we use our knowledge of plant and consumer needs, materials, and the Engineering Design Process to design and improve a plant package?”
Our students combined their knowledge of trout anatomy, drawing to scale, and techniques involving the use of color to create some fabulous fish art.
The weather finally cooperated and we were able to release our trout fry yesterday. Even though it was the coldest fish release at that site since 1995, and that there was some ice around the perimeter of the pond, our students were able to safely place our fish into their new habitat. We extend a big thank you to Ed and Darlene Looney of Aramenta Cellars for allowing us to release our fish on their property for all these years!
Today our students engaged in a good dose of hands-on learning about the anatomy of a trout. This is part of a larger unit on ecosystems, which has included students analyzing cause and effect relationships within food webs and raising trout in the classroom.Thank you once again, Mr. Koepke, for donating the trout for our students to study! This has been one of the most memorable activities as many students from long ago still ask if we are still doing this activity.
Bridge Unit Final Task: Create a bridge that spans a 10 inch canyon using only 15 pieces of 9″x12″ construction paper & pieces of masking tape. Bridges are then tested using a force sensor to see if they can withstand up to 60 Newtons. It was exciting to see evidence of all the students have learned!