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Home of the
George Washington Carver InVenTures
Institute for STEAM™
(Science - Technology - Engineering - Art - Math)

STEM-to-STEAM Training for Head Start
and the Community-at-Large
 

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NSTA STEM Workshop July 13
Join me, Akil Rahim, at 9:30 AM Friday, July 13 for our Sunflower Challenge integrated STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) workshop.
 
Apply crosscutting concepts to Discover, Investigate, Simulate and Create Opportunities (DISCO) using this George Washington Carver STEAM InVenTure that develops ongoing environmental awareness in both the classroom and family households.

During this workshop, and using materials provided, participants will 1. Set up their garden; 2. Make predictions; and 3. Discuss the STEAM components students would apply in this InVenTure.
 
Then, using data collected through cell phone photographs taken by young students, their parents and teachers, workshop participants will identify and discuss crosscutting concepts they can help their students understand when doing The Sunflower Challenge InVenTure.

Participants will also explore the literacy development opportunities in conducting this InVenTure, such as: the creation of narratives from photographs –– extended over time –– that can help young children tell a series of stories about what happens when they plant sunflower seeds in a plastic cup environment; including talking about sequences (first, second, days, months, etc.); cause and effect relationships and vocabulary.

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Register for this InVenTure by emailing this information:
Teacher or Parent’s Name:
Classroom Number:
Time You Go To The Playground:
Number of Students OR Name of Child:

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Teachers and Parents
Tell your class, or your child, the soil in the playground's garden boxes has been tested for lead.
 
 Lead is a poison that can hurt our brains and other parts of our bodies.
 
The soil in our garden boxes is safe.  It does not contain lead.
 
Dr. Alexander Wooten tested the soil.  He is an environmental scientist. He helps protect our environment.
 
Dr. Wooten used a science technology device called an XRF Analyzer to test the soil for lead.

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Teachers and Parents
On the playground, introduce your class, or your child, to the garden boxes.  Let them know this is where they will plant vegetables and flowers.  How many garden boxes are there?  Count them.  (There are 8 garden boxes.)

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The
George Washington Carver DISCO STEAM InVenTures
 
 
Possible Planter Boxes
• Vegetable Garden
• Sunflower Garden
• Butterfly Garden
• Bird Garden

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Phone: 410.379.0625 (Office) * 410.245.7710 (Cell)