STEAM Comes Alive at Birchwood

The buzz wire talks about the basics of circuitry. The goal is to get the wand from one side to the other without touching the wire. If you touch the wire it completes the circuit and you will hear a noise and see a bulb light up. When that happens you have to try again or let somebody else try. This is a great Challenge and gives students the basics of how circuits work.
The buzz wire talks about the basics of circuitry. The goal is to get the wand from one side to the other without touching the wire. If you touch the wire it completes the circuit and you will hear a noise and see a bulb light up. When that happens you have to try again or let somebody else try. This is a great Challenge and gives students the basics of how circuits work.
Students get to use their own energy to create a dazzling light show using a Bike Generator that shows how pedaling can convert kinetic energy into electricity!
Students get to use their own energy to create a dazzling light show using a Bike Generator that shows how pedaling can convert kinetic energy into electricity!
Our students used team-work to build a Parabolic Arch out of large kid­friendly foam blocks to discover how force is dispersed and how a keystone works.
Our students used team-work to build a Parabolic Arch out of large kid­friendly foam blocks to discover how force is dispersed and how a keystone works.
An experiment using magnetic energy captures the attention of this young student as he maneuvers metal filings thru a liquid attempting to get them to the top of the beaker.
An experiment using magnetic energy captures the attention of this young student as he maneuvers metal filings thru a liquid attempting to get them to the top of the beaker.
The STEAM Museum kicks off with a Humanoid Robot (NAO) and an introduction to robotics and programming.
The STEAM Museum kicks off with a Humanoid Robot (NAO) and an introduction to robotics and programming.
The ozobots are code following robots using line and color.  We can draw a maze, we can write our names, we can draw a funny character, then we click on the robots and we watch how it follows and does the different commands that we either dragged into position or we code with using different color dots to tell the ozobots what to do.
The ozobots are code following robots using line and color. We can draw a maze, we can write our names, we can draw a funny character, then we click on the robots and we watch how it follows and does the different commands that we either dragged into position or we code with using different color dots to tell the ozobots what to do.

Birchwood’s Arts in Education program presented the exciting experience of visiting a science museum, right in their own school! The STEAM Museum is a state-of-the-art children's museum focused on the STEAM education principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

The STEAM Museum featured close-to a dozen hands-on stations created to be not only fun and engaging but to open students' minds and have fun with high-tech fields and subjects like energy, simple machines, 3-D printing, robotics, friction, geometry, gravity and more!

The Birchwood PTA Arts In Education program provided the STEAM Museum with monies received through their fundraising efforts. The many stations captivated students, as they were free to explore, after which settling in for a robotics demonstration.

Thank you Birchwood PTA for bringing this amazing experience to their students.