STEAM Blog

  • October Tech Talk

    Posted by Lindsay Simpson on 10/13/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Tech Talk

     

    Get Thinking With JASON Learning  Jason Learning

    Listen to Rahul Jandial, MD, Ph.D. (Brain Surgeon & Neuroscientist) describe current research in medicine and where our future is headed in the video from JASON Learning's "Frontiers of Medicine" module.

    The New Body Shop

    Fiction has long preceded fact in constructing
    artificial humans. The science fiction of the twentieth century, and continuing into the twenty-first, is full of artificial intelligence, androids, and cyborgs—and their presence among us is not limited to fiction. Technically, the three million Americans today who have implanted heart pacemakers, and the few dozen people with experimental brain-computer
    interfaces are cyborgs. But in the next few decades, people might commonly use artificial bones, muscles, tendons, and teeth from 3-D
    bioprinting, as well as hearts, kidneys, livers, nerves, thyroid glands, urethras, retinas, and intestines “re-created” in tissue culture using stem
    cells and artificial scaffolds.

    Watch And Think: 

    What would you need to know about the human body before printing/growing apart? Would you be willing to take a part that had been printed or grown?

     

    Argonaut Update     Jason Argonauts

    Savannah Werner and Mr. Dan Anger

    Our Argonauts may not be traveling but their journey is not over! Savannah and Mr. Anger are participating in a virtual experiment in which they have the pleasure of working with The Bug Chicks to conduct an experiment with teachers and students all across the country! Stay tuned for updates on their experience!

    Tutorial Highlight 

    Do you need to upload your own work to a TEAMS Assignment? Watch the tutorial below to see the steps on both a laptop and an iPad!

    Innovation Center Spotlight: 3D Printers

    Large or small we got it all! We have: 

    • 2 Makerbot mini's  ultamaker 3d printer
    • 1 Makerbot
    • 1 Ultamaker!

    They can do anything from creating spare parts to printing prosthetics!

    Faculty & Staff App Suggestions

    app suggestions

    STEAM Challenge of the Month 

    Delivery for Trick-or-Treat
    Scan the code for the challenge and share out
    your ideas with Ms. Simpson via Teams!

    Dates You Should Know

    The next Community Technology Training: October 15, 2020 @ 3:30

    Register here or call 585-268-7900 to register with Lindsay Simpson

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  • Genesee Valley Student and Teacher Selected for Forensics Program in Washington, DC

    Posted by Jeff Babbitt on 2/24/2020

    Jason Argonaut Savannah Werner, a junior at Genesee Valley Central School, was recently selected as a JASON Learning Argonaut for their Forensics & Public Health Expedition in Washington, DC. Joining Savannah will be Genesee Valley English Teacher, Mr. Dan Anger. The duo will spend a week this fall immersed in a project-based program along with students and teachers from across the United States.

    JASON’s Argonaut program—named after the band of explorers in Greek mythology who accompanied the hero Jason in his quest to find the Golden Fleece—takes students to locations around the world to work side-by-side with scientists and engineers. In the program, students experience firsthand what it’s like to pursue a STEM career and return home to share that knowledge to their local communities.

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  • Family STEAM Night 2020

    Posted by Jeff Babbitt on 2/10/2020

    Family STEAM Night Genesee Valley Central School will held its second annual Family STEAM Night on Thursday, February 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

    Family STEAM Night showcased the projects and programs available through the instructional program at Genesee Valley. The evening featured a guest appearance from a nationally-known scientist, hands-on demonstrations and activities, and opportunities to connect with local businesses, industry leaders and colleges and universities. A free spaghetti dinner will be provided in the cafeteria.

    Jason Dunion was the featured speaker. He is an Associate Scientist at the Hurricane Research Division at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Dunion is also a featured scientist in the JASON learning curriculum which is built around real-world phenomena and guided by practicing scientists.

    Family STEAM Night A “maker floor” featured interactive activities including: inventing your own creature in 3D, an archaeological dig site from the Neolithic time period, a Star Lab, as well as demonstrations from GV’s Odyssey of the Mind and Robotics teams. Dr. Scott Simpson, assistant professor of chemistry from Saint Bonaventure University, conducted a series of hands-on interactive chemistry demonstrations.

     

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  • Engineering Design Process

    Posted by Lindsay Simpson on 2/1/2020

    STEAM 5th grade 5th grade used the Engineering Design Process to research, design and build water filters! They were scored on color, particles, time and cost!

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  • 4th Grade Turkey Traps

    Posted by Lindsay Simpson on 11/15/2019

    Turkey Trap Students were challenged on creating a turkey trap by incorporating a lever - one of the Simple Machines they learn about in Science! 

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  • 3rd grade Turkey Designs

    Posted by Lindsay Simpson on 11/10/2019

    Turkey Designs Students were challenged to help a turkey hide from the dinner table by creating a disguise! They had to think of different occupations, brainstorm what uniform would be used, and use that knowledge to design and create a turkey disguise! 

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  • Kindergarten Leaf Animals

    Posted by Lindsay Simpson on 11/1/2019

    Leaf Animals Students were challenged to take fall leaves and create an outline of various animals! Students were very proud of the animals they created such as snakes, giraffes, and birds! 

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  • STEAM: A Year in Review (2018-19)

    Posted by Lindsay Simpson on 6/1/2019

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  • Mrs. Johnson's and Mrs. Fleming's Pre-Kindergarten Class

    Posted by Lindsay Simpson on 5/1/2019

    Elementary Steam In Pre-Kindergarten, students read about boats. They tested different toy boats to see how much weight they would hold and which design held the most. They then added weight to Easter eggs to make submarines. Students made their our own boats from clay and also from tin foil and added coins to see how much our boats could hold before sinking!

    Pre-Kindergarten also learned about dinosaurs by being archeologists and digging a dinosaur out of the egg! The eggs were made of baking soda and students were able to use droppers of vinegar and little paint brushes to get the dinosaur “fossils” out!

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