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IamElemental Action Figures For Girls

on March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized Comments Off on IamElemental Action Figures For Girls

I conduct STEM and Science teacher training workshops for teachers of all grade-levels, and for educators in informal learning environments. I’m iamelementalalways looking for new quality products to bring to my trainings. I came across the IamElemental action figures for girls while I was conducting research for a new youth librarian training workshop I developed “The Science of Super Heroes” to connect with the 2015 national Summer Collaborative Reading Progam “Every Hero Has A Story”. The IamElemental action figures are a great product geared towards girls. The seven female action figures represent 7 aspects of courage: Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence, and Fear. These are real super hero powers that are among us in the “real-world”. I see the IamElemental action figures as a great addition to the science and STEM classroom, at home toy collection, and beyond. Looking forward to introducing teachers to these innovative and thought-provoking female action figure toys with real super hero powers. For more information about the science and STEM teacher training workshops I offer nationwide check out the teacher training page on this site, and/or complete the contact form.

Check out the IamElemental action figures for girls here.

Had a great visit at Hamilton Elementary STEM-based Magnet School in Seminole County, Florida during Engineering Week. I conducted STEM-based lessons for the entire K-5IMG_4101 population, as well as a STEM Family Night program. I designed STEM-based lessons for each of the grade levels. All lessons incorporated the Engineering Design Process. K & 1st Grade students were introduced to civil engineering via designing, building, and testing ramps. Second Grade students were habitat engineers. They designed and built mini habitats for earthworms and pill bugs. Students will maintain the habitats as well. Third Grade students were introduced to materials science concepts. They were asked to design and build a mini igloo that would house a penguin shaped ice cube. They could use only 2 materials for insulators. Fourth Grade students were sound engineers. They analyzed musical instruments, and then designed and built simple sound-making devices. Fifth Grade students were introduced to mechanical engineering and reverse engineering via toys. Students were given a toy to thoroughly analyze, take apart, and if time permitted put back together. Check out the following Power Point with photos from all of the student STEM sessions, as well as the STEM Family Night. Engineering Week @ Hamilton Elementary Feb. 2015 with Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski

If your school is interested in providing engaging, problem and project-based STEM professional staff development please contact Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski via the contact page.

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