Marion Street Elementary School students recently welcomed the winter season with a series of themed STEAM activities in the school library. Fifth graders coded Ozobots to perform a figure skating routine. These pocket-sized robots teach coding through a set of color codes. Students can put the codes together in unique ways to program their Ozobot to move fast or slow and to perform specialized moves such as zigzags and spins.
Fourth graders learned about how bobsleds are designed for speed and the ways in which gravity, weight, and friction can affect them during Olympic competition. Students then worked in groups using materials such as paper tubes, straws, and pennies to build and race their own designs.