Enjoy the List of Take-Home STEAM Activities Below:
*All needed materials (other than scissors) are included in your take home kit. I have included the items that are in each kit in case you are unable to pick up a kit from SMHS.
Build Your Own Catapult
You will need one plastic spoon, 6-8 large popsicle sticks, and three rubber bands as well as your "ammo" (pom-poms or marshmallows).
You will need one printed copy of the constellation cube, scissors, tape, and an LED candle.
*The tape in your kit is located in the "Tangle of Triangles" kit.
Show your artistic ability and love for video games by designing your very own "video game" themed cupcake. Do you love Minecraft or Fortnite, make your favorite character in the form of a cupcake. Be sure an adult helps you with baking! Take a picture and share on social media (#SMHSSTEAM) or email your picture to email@example.com.
Easter Egg Genetics
You will need three eggs one and a half of two different colors. One color egg labeled BB, the other color labeled bb, and the third 1/2 one color 1/2 the other color egg labeled Bb.
Christmas Light Electricity
*Warning- please use dry hands and hold the tape on the wires, don't touch the wires directly*
You will need one christmas light cut from a strand with the edges of the wires stripped down to the copper, one AA battery, and two pieces of electrical tape.
Tangle of Triangles
You will need the printed templates of four triangles, scissors, and tape.
Pi Skyline Art
You will need the first several digits of pi, graph paper, a marker/pen/pencil, art paper, and glue.
*Glue is found in your "Make Your Own Kaleidoscope" kit.
You will need straight (non-bendy) straw and pipe cleaners.
Make Your Own Harmonica
You will need two large popsicle sticks, three rubber bands, and two small straw pieces.
You will strips of paper towels, markers, cups with small amounts of water.
You will a strip of paper, tape, and scissors.
You will two full-length pipe cleaners, ten 2 inch pipe cleaners, 5 beads each of four different colors.
Make Your Own Kaleidscope
You will need two index cards, two half sheets of cardstock, scissors, tape, glue, a mylar or foil sheet, bendy piece of a straw, decorations (markers, crayons, stickers, etc.) for the circle.
You will need pretzel sticks and marshmallows.
You will need the flower template, scissors, glue, a writing utensil, and crayons or colored pencis to decorate.
Animal Encounters- Ms. Sara Slatcoff, SMHS Science Teacher
Animal Encounters- Mrs. Pamela Stegall and Mrs. Rebecca Kelly
You will need honey bee handouts for optional activities.
Animal Encounters- Cicadas!
You will need cicada handouts (infographic and BINGO card) for optional activities.
WV Litter Busters- Mrs. Rebecha Catlett, SMHS ESL Teacher
You will need a bag to collect litter around your neighborhood.
You will need an index card, pencil, scissors, drawing or copy paper, and tape.
Climate Versus Weather
You will need two glasses, water, access to a freezer.
Click the links below to learn more about some STEAM careers:
Digital Media Specialist/Online Talk-Show Host, Austin Susman
Technology Coordinator for Berkeley County Schools, Golden "Wes" Cole
Medical Science Liason/Pharmacist, Dr. Vicki Williams
Interactive Engineer at TikTok- Frank "Alex" Hamilton
Strategic Sales Engineer and Senior Vice President for Citynet, Craig Behr
Corporate Environmental Safety Officer, Matt Woodrum
Software Engineer, Marcus Gibbs
Veterinarian, Dr. Norma Hough
Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat): Science and Technology Officer with the U.S. State Department, Alison Behling Viturawong
*Due to the nature of Alison's job, please scan the QR code in your take home kit or contact Carrie Marcum @ firstname.lastname@example.org to access this video.
Junior Chemical Engineering Student at Drexel University, Nickole Xenakes
Graduate of West Virginia University- Computer Engineering and Mathematics and SMHS Alumnus, Jessica Hammersla