Attempting to help marbles travel from point A to point B using Q-BA-Maze kits

STEAM Team at Johnson: The Maker Movement

img_1737Thanks to parents and community support (and the leadership of the school’s librarian), Johnson Elementary has a new after-school offering, the STEAM Team.  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

STEM and STEAM are increasingly important in Charlottesville City Schools and in schools across the country. Librarian Sarah FitzHenry explains what makes Johnson’s club special:  “So here’s our recipe: take that STEAM mentality, add in Johnson’s brand new MakerSpace, toss in a few volunteers from the University of Virginia’s chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon (a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering and technical science students), add a pinch of crazy librarian and shake vigorously: you’ve got yourself a STEAM Team.”

These beautiful pix are also taken by Mrs. FitzHenry, and if you want to read her inspirational blog about this or the other amazing things that unfold in her library, click here.