Friday, March 10, 2017

Harnessing the wind

Continuing on our journey through Africa. We will be reading,
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
By: William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
It is the true story of a teenager whose family is starving to death in a small village in Africa.  Young William saves his family farm by constructing a windmill out of scraps he finds in the junkyard.  
This week we will make windmills out of toothpicks and marshmallows and propel a small boat with air. We will also discover how testing the theories in non fiction books can be fun.  
STEAM activities stand for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
This is our first exploration of STEAM in our library, 
We are literally going "Full STEAM ahead!"

All aboard,
Mrs. Mercer

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