Join me, Akil Rahim, at 9:30 AM Friday, July 13 for our Sunflower Challenge integrated
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) workshop.
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