STEAM Entrepreneurship and Research Network (STEAMER)
STEAMER is an innovative approach to reconnect students, their teachers, and their community through... View more
STEAMER is an innovative approach to reconnect students, their teachers, and their community through immersion and practical application of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math, Entrepreneurship, and Research through sustainable agriculture. The project is currently funded by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, as part of the CARES Act.
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Washington Middle School
Washington Middle School has a multi-faceted plan that starts with development of the H2 Hydroponics Playground – a space where students can access various hydroponics production systems, experiment stations, and a student ‘board room’. Audrey Oh, Washington Middle alumna and STEAMER high school intern presented the project to the Kupa’a and Po‘okela team teachers to build school-wide support for the project.
With the help of STEM Pre-Academy engineering interns, mobile hydroponics systems were developed and sent to support COVID-safe, interdisciplinary projects. These portable systems were sent to Language Arts, Science, and English Learner classrooms with some great outcomes from teachers Jacquelyn Skaf and Autumn Pemble!
The STEAMER Student Gift Project was one such project. Students designed, germinated, decorated, and gifted a vessel containing an edible, hydroponically grown plant. The Gift Project involves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the joy of innovation and creativity through sustainable agriculture. It was an honor for all to present Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige with vessels and share the network impact on students.
Representing the STEAMER Network Project – Washington Middle School Presentation to Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige
On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, the principal, students, and teachers of Washington Middle School presented Governor Ige and the First Lady with a project gift that represents the interdisciplinary culmination of just one activity from the first semester of the GEER-funded STEAM Entrepreneurship and Research (STEAMER) Network project.
Hydroponics for Social Studies – Multidisciplinary Research and Activities with Autumn Pemble
Washington Middle School Social Studies teacher, Autumn Pemble, has created Hydroponics for Social Studies – Multidisciplinary Research and Activities that allows students to look at the question ‘How can hydroponics benefit our community?’
Students will independently conduct research, utilizing at least three sources to answer the driving question. Students will show understanding of the research process by creating supporting questions while synthesizing information from reliable sources. Students will complete a research chart, requiring them to paraphrase or quote factual information. They will also complete a ROAR chart to ensure that they use credible sources. Students will choose an activity to show their learning.
Selected activities include:
- Hydroponics Diamante Poem
- Hydroponics Infographic
- Hydroponics Jeopardy Game
- And more!
Harvest Time! An Interdisciplinary Activity with Jacquelyn Skaf’s English Learner Students
As part of the GEER-funded STEAM Entrepreneurship and Research (STEAMER) Network project, students from Jacquelyn Skaf’s English Learner class at Washington Middle School dove into the exciting world of hydroponics and food sustainability.