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Category Archives: (STEM)in with Steph!

Stephanie’s STEM Blog for all her going on’s in K-12 STEM programming!

Jan 14th ~ Updoing an old Favorite!

Tuesday brought me back into the Delta Life Skills group to bring some spice to a favorite meal – pasta! The girls group have learned in previous lessons how to make spaghetti for their families, but what happens when traditional spaghetti gets old? You add a new twist to the old fav. We learned how […]

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Jan 6 ~ Seeing Clearly in 2020

Happy New Year! We are super excited to begin a new year in programming and exciting learning experiences! In the STEM department, I am personally looking forward to several upcoming events this winter and spring. Some of these include: Germ Swabs in the classroom with Kindergartners Mesa County Safety Fair at the Mall with the […]

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Dec 18th ~ Candy Making Day!

Candy making is a favorite activity for many when the holidays draw near. Some may ask how this is STEM related? Well, there are a lot of details behind making the perfect candies! Things like ingredients, shopping (with discounts!), measuring, temperature controls, and decorating with unique style! So when the Delta Life Skills girls group […]

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Dec 10th ~ Why Home Economics?

Soap Box Time! One of the things I think that we’ve lost in public education is the Home Economics training that so many young people need to function properly as adults. When I was in school, we were taught how to cook and clean, how to mend things rather than toss them away, and how […]

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Dec 2nd – Cookie Dough Fudge!

Christmas treats tend to be our downfall each year! Breads, Cookies, Jams, Cheeses, Processed Meats, Candy, etc…. You name it, and my family usually eats it! So I’m bringing you a new treat to try, so you can join us in our holiday treat stuffing tradition. Everyone knows you shouldn’t eat the cookie dough – […]

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Nov 25th, STEM-Giving Fun!

It’s me again! This time, I’m bringing in some fun resources I’ve found for doing at home, Thanksgiving themed STEM activities! The best part? Many of these activities have ingredients you can get while doing your own Thanksgiving grocery shopping trip! I want to shout out “Little Bins for Little Hands” for providing the link […]

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Nov 13, 3rd Grade PBL’s on Animals

Animals and Spring Creek! Third PBL panel sitting in three weeks, but I never get tired of watching kids present and listening to what they learned during their projects! This time around, 3rd graders shared with panel members what they have been learning about animals that use Spring Creek in the winter. This PBL was […]

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PBL Presentations Oct 30, Nov 6

Oak Grove 2nd and 5th grades present their results! Presentation time has arrived! Over the fall semester, Oak Grove Elementary has partnered with CSU Extension STEM/K-12 to provide learning materials and lessons to help students with their Problem Based Learning (PBL’s) projects and final presentations. 2nd grade was charged with learning about soils around their […]

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October 26th ~ Meeker Hogwarts Night!

There was Magic in the Air! Sometimes my STEM Agent persona gets to get outta town and do bigger events with her STEM skills. Meeker was a haunting experience to say the least – because I felt like I’d stepped into Hogwarts Academy. This was my first experience at Hogwarts Night, and I wasn’t disappointed! […]

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Oct 21st & 25th ~ Johnson Elementary 1st Grade Visit

Jamming with Germs! Johnson Elementary 1st grade is doing their part to live healthier and more active lives! Back in October, I was invited into their classrooms to help them look for bacteria (Germs!) around them that they couldn’t see with just their eyes. We started out on a Monday by talking a little about […]

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