Welcome to the KSE STEAM Page


Posted: June 8, 2020

You may get wet for this week's ASDN STEAM Challenge.  Your challenge is to design a boat that will sink, or maybe it will float ( we hope). Don't forget to send your pics to our messenger facebook page!

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Posted: June 1, 2020

This week's ASD-N STEAM challenge is a yummy one and I can't wait to see your food creations.  Click on the link below to view the challenge. 

Posted: May 25, 2020

Hey KSE students.  This week's ASD-N challenge will teach you about some complex machines and then your challenge will be to create your own machine using natures tools, such as rocks, sticks, hills, etc.  Have fun, exlpore and invent!!  And don't forget to send your inventions to our facebook messenger page so they can be uploaded for all to see.

Posted: May 18, 2020

This week's STEAM challenge has you exploring the outdoor habitats of the creatures that live around your yard. Be sure grab a pencil,  a piece of paper and even a magnifying glass, if you have one.  Please click the link to read more about this week's ASD-N STEAM challenge.  

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Posted: May 11, 2020

This week's ASD-N STEAM challenge is an exciting one!  Your challenge is to make a system that can filter impurities (such as salt or dirt) out of water.  Click on the link below to get started and don't forget to send in your pictures so we can upload them to Facebook. 

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Posted: May 4, 2020


 Sand Volcano Experiment

Now that all our snow is gone, it’s time to dig in some dirt or sand and make a volcano!

How to Make a Sand Volcano


·       Sand

·       A Sand Bucket or cup

·       Baking soda

·       Vinegar

Optional: food coloring



Begin by placing a sand bucket in the sand right-side-up.

Then, pack sand up and around the bucket to form the shape of a volcano.  A bucket or even a pop bottle makes the perfect volcano core.   You can fill the bucket or bottle halfway with sand so that it would take less baking soda and vinegar to make the volcano fully erupt. 


Making Your Volcano Erupt

Add 1-2 cups of baking soda to the volcano, pour in the desired amount of vinegar, and then the magic happen. You can continue to add vinegar and baking powder.


To find out more about volcano and why they erupt, check out this link.


Math Link:  If you do the experiment several times, keep track of how many ml of vinegar you use each time.  Total the ml up when you complete the experiment.

Literacy Link:  Research and list 3 countries that currently have an active volcano.  Write three sentences about each volcano.

Art Link: Draw each step of your experiment.





Check out ASD-N STEAM challenge for this week. How fast do you think an ice cube will melt??

Posted: April 20, 2020

Take a peek at some cool Challenges offered by our ASD-N STEAM Team.  

Gravity Glue rock sculpture


Challenge:  How many rocks can you balance, using only Gravity?

Step 1: Collect a variety of rocks, different sizes and shapes.

Step 2:  Stack the rocks on top of each other so that they create a sculpture and are balancing using only gravity glue.  This is easier than it sounds.


 Technology extension- Take a picture of each time you successfully add a rock to your sculpture. Once complete, you can make a photo collage and send it to our KSE Facebook page. We’d love to see them!!

Math extension-  Measure the dimensions (HxW) of your sculpture using a measuring tape.  You can also estimate how many rocks you think you can balance.

Literacy extension-  Describe an area (fictional or non-fictional) where you would see your rock sculpture and what would it be used for.  Ex, a house, a table, an amusement park ride or could it be a town on planet Mars.


You can get some really good ideas on how to do this by watching the artist, Michael Grab’s video on You Tube.


Enjoy, be safe and explore!


Posted: April 14, 2020

Now that Spring has sprung, I bet you’ve noticed a lot of birds that are visiting your backyard.  Birds like the Black-Capped Chickadee, Magpie or a Robin.  You may have even heard a flock of geese flying overhead.

So, KSE students….our next STEAM project will develop your creative and investigative thinking.  Mother Nature will give you most of the material that you will need. 

You will build a birds nest using all natural materials, just like birds do….NO TAPE OR GLUE.                                                                                     

To begin, you will want to collect a variety of material in your backyard, such as twigs, moss, feathers, even string, yarn or dog hair.  Once you have your materials, you have to make a strong nest that can withstand rain, wind and maybe even hail.  There is no right or wrong way to do this and this is where your creativity will come in handy. Good luck Spring Peepers!!

Keep these questions in mind when you are making your nest.

1.              Is my nest strong enough for a mother and/or baby birds?

2.              Will my birds nest stay together in a wind? (You can test it with a hairdryer.)

3.              How deep does your nest need to be to keep the eggs safe?

4.              Will it be comfortable for birds?

5.              Will it fall apart in rain (test it)?

6.              Will water collect inside or drain away? (You can test it with a glass of water outside).


Math Extension: How many eggs (marbles or cotton balls) can your nest hold? Estimate first J What is the perimeter of your nest.?

Language Arts Extension:  Write (or draw) the steps needed to make your nest. Don’t forget to use lot of adjectives and transition words such as First, Next, Then, After that, Finally.

Art Extension:  How to draw a bird.


We would love to see your bird’s nest!  Message them to our King Street face Book page and we will post them.  Happy building!

Posted: April 6, 2020

3-5 Supplementary Science Resources for Home Learning

At this grade level students should be exposed to and working toward initiating investigations based on their observations and questions that arise from them. Journaling is also a very important part of investigating in Science and STEAM. Please encourage students to keep a journal each week of their investigations.  Here is a site to help get started: K-5: Be a Field Scientist!


-        Science A-Z:


-        National Geographic Kids:


-        NASA Climate Kids:


-        TeachEngineering:


-        PhET Simulations:


-        Demonstration / Making - Home Science/STEAM activity ideas:





-        Video Resources:

-        Joseph’s Machines (Rube Goldberg style)

-        BrainPOP Free Access


Posted: April 6, 2020

Supplementary Resources for Home Learning


For K-2, we would suggest keeping the focus on observation, inquiry and curiosity. There are many simple and fun activities that encourage kids to observe, explore and ask questions. Encourage them to use all of their senses (safely) to make observations.  When they have made observations, encourage them to ask questions about their observations. Journaling is also a very important part of investigating in Science and STEAM. Please encourage students to keep a journal each week of their investigations.  Here is a site to help get started: K-5: Be a Field Scientist!





  • Science A-Z: 


  • Demonstration / Making - Home Science/STEAM activity ideas:

·        Curiosity & The Hungry Mind:


  • Video Resources:
    • The Spangler Effect and Sick Science (Steve Spangler)

·        BrainPOP Jr.- Free access Science

Posted: April 6, 2020


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I will be posting weekly STEAM projects and resources that you and your family can do from your home or backyard.  I encourage you to take risks, engage in experiential learning and problem solving. You can also keep a journal to record your investigation, including the steps taken and outcome.  I will be uploading new resources and projects each week.