Wheeler High School recently held a STEAM Symposium—Crossing Curriculum and Making Connections to the Real World.
The high-level STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) displayed the connections between many subjects and demonstrated practical applications to the real world. There were more than 200 projects on exhibit and 41 teachers involved.
“Students are given a challenge to cross curriculums with the STEAM projects and to make real world connections and applications through meaningful collaboration with peers and teachers,” said Dr. Cheryl Crooks, Wheeler High School magnet coordinator and assistant principal.
In order to be on exhibit, the teachers assessed projects to make sure they met four criteria. Wheeler High School students in grades 9-12th had projects on exhibit. Students from Brumby Elementary School and Sedalia Park Elementary also exhibited their projects at the symposium.
Visitors saw displays ranging from Bath and biochemistry works, a maglev car, Vertical aquaponics, Sinusoidal applications in brain waves, and many more.