STEAM2 SAMPLE PROJECTS

The Willows’ commitment to big ideas is a perfect fit with the Maker Movement, which embraces the philosophy of creative problem solving and experiential learning, which are foundations of The Willows educational program.  Over the years we have embraced the Maker Movement, inspiring young Makers from DK through eighth grade with state-of-the-art tools, technology, and equipment.  STEAM2 happens throughout our campus in our makerLab1 and makerLab2, designLab, STEAMStudio, outdoor WorkSpace, and designated classroom areas.  Our students innovate by taking their ideas to a new level and collaborating with others as they envision, prototype, design, build, rebuild, and shared.

Developmental Kindergarten/Kindergarten

Dream Houses with Accessories
(fans, doorbells, etc.) Simple circuitry, structural engineering, collaboration

1st & 2nd Grade

Bee-Bots, Blue-Bots, and Scratch Programming
Programming as a written language; debugging; 2D video game programming

3rd & 4th Grade

Interactive, Cardboard LA Landmarks
Math skills: scale and proportion; research

5th Grade

Minecraft Pilgrim Village
Historical accuracy; research; spatial awareness

Middle School

VEX Robotics
Detailed, complex assembly; programming; collaboration
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