Welcome to STEM camp!
Today we explored the power of Math! Math is connected to all areas of life, and especially to the other areas of STEM. Without math, we would not be able to understand science or use engineering to create new things!
Today's math activity combines math and art and explores geometric shapes and fractions.
Here is our Zoom meeting link:
Today is Thursday, August 20
The resources for today are posted below.
How Far Can You Jump?
Challenge your grown-ups or your sibling to a contest, then use the power of measurement to see who jumped the furthest!
Watch the short video to see how I measured my jump using a shoe!
Explore Fractions with Legos!
See if you can find legos of your own that represent 1 whole, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 or just watch!
There is a lot of math involved in measuring how sound travels, but what does sound LOOK like?
How do Pitch and Frequency affect the shape of soundwaves?
Check out this awesome video to see a visual representation of sound!
Engineer a tall tower with only two materials!
You will need:
Gumdrop candies OR mini marshmallows
For an extra challenge, try building some 2D and 3D shapes with your materials and build a tower using only those shapes.
A tower with only triangles,
A tower with two cubes, 3 triangles
What other designs can you come up with?
Math is all about patterns of numbers!
Get your wiggles out with this movement break song all about patterns!
What other patterns can you think of?
Here's mine: Cookie Cookie Cookie Pancake Cookie Cookie Cookie Pancake
Today's Activity is a Math Experiment that Incorporates Art!
Take a look at this piece of artwork Called Castle and Sun by Paul Klee.
His artwork will inspire us today!
What shapes can you see in his design?
Next, scroll down to watch Ms. Julia's video directions for our experiment.
You will also find some math game challenges printed and included in your box! These are extra challenges for you since you are a little bit older!
If you want to download more of these types of puzzles, visit https://gregtangmath.com, click Resources, then scroll down and join the mailing list for a ton of free math game downloads.