• A Place for Makers

    A Makerspace constitutes a place designated for gathering together to make, create, invent, tinker, innovate, and problem solve using a variety of resources.  Bringing students, school staff, and parents/community members to a common place such as the school library to participate in critical and creative thinking activities will transform the learning environment.

    Olson - Tiffany Dudley

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  • Always Wonder, Always Question!

    Science is like magic to the eyes of a child where little experiments provide for wonderment and questioning. It is where we can imagine, invent, and inspire. The purpose of this project is designed to provide and involve first grade students with hands-on and process-based experiences to heighten a child's interest and achievement in the scientific process. 

    Kerr - Regena Bell

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  • Anderson's Sprouting Stars Garden

    Anderson's Sprouting Stars Garden is a project that will affect not only students in school, but also at home. In partnership with AISD's Student Nutrition Department and Anderson's PTA, students will grow and taste their own produce through Farm Fresh Friday.

    Anderson - Rebecca Beane Perdue

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  • Egg-ceptional Observations

    Students will observe chicken eggs in an incubator and then experience the hatching process in their own classroom. Students will get to see the life cycle of a chicken happen right before their eyes!

    Marion - Kim Leslie

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  • Exploring Science with the Perot Museum

    Olson sixth graders will interact with instructors from the Perot Museum while extending their classroom knowledge of matter and Earth science. In the fall semester, students will attend an auditorium presentation about physical and chemical properties and changes of matter. In the spring semester, students will participate in a hands-on station activity involving the rock cycle, plate tectonics, and land formations.

    Olson - Jillian Sims

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  • Full Steam Ahead with DNA Analysis in Ninth Grade

    Students enrolled in any biology course at Lowery Freshman Center will experience first hand the use of the MiniOne Gel Electrophoresis system. This can be used for DNA analysis techniques including DNA fingerprinting used in both crime scene investigation and paternity testing scenarios.

    Lowery - Ann Swain

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  • Growing Memories

    Through our Growing Memories grant, GATE second grade students will design and create their own community garden to share with the rest of Vaughan Elementary. This will become an outside extension of the science laboratory for the study and investigation of plants and insects for discovery learning.

    Vaughan - Jessica Gitzinger

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  • Hands On Science

    STEMscopes help students learn science through hands-on exploration and inquiry.  The investigations and activities bring science to life for our students so they can learn by doing.

    Rountree - Christi Gallagher

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  • Makers Day!!!

    Makers Fridays will be days throughout the year where the entire student body is learning about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and acquiring a number of skills they will need in such a technology driven world.

    Lindsey - Leslie Janek

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  • Makerspace: Maximizing Creative Genius

    Through Makerspace: Maximizing Creative Genius, Vaughan Elementary will enable students to synthesize background knowledge and apply their artistic skills to learn and create, all while fostering independent learning.

    Vaughan - Jessica Gitzinger

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