Welcome to the NEW RES STEAM Club!  

              In our inaugural year, the RES STEAM Club goal is to provide opportunities for ALL RES students to learn about what STEAM is all about and to participate in unique hands-on activities/challenges.  
              We will use this year to brainstorm and determine opportunities that can sustain this club for many years to come.

             Thank you to everyone who was able to make our February 15 STEAM Club meeting.  The students had a fun time learning about Fractals and building both Sierpinski's Triangles and Fractal Tetrahedrons out of toothpicks and mini-          
             marshmallows.   
                
             
                
                        
 Next up...STEAM Club Meeting - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 immediately after school.  We will be challenged by our friends at the James River High School Chemistry Club.
                                            All RES Students are welcome to join us as long as they send in their signed STEAM Club Participation/Permission Form.
                                    
STEAM Club Calendar:
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - Family Night/Kickoff Event
  • November - Complete the One School, One Book STEAM Challenge! (optional)...details below.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Bricks4Kidz Challenge
  • January & February, 2017 - Caboose Camp (Look for offerings from Challenge Island, Bricks4Kidz, Coding, Science and more)
  • Wednesday,  February 15, 2017 - Fractals Challenge led by  Carissa Smith (STEAM Club chair)
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 STEAMmania @ the Science Museum of Virginia
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - James River High School Chemistry Club Challenge              

As we brainstorm ideas on how to grow our RES STEAM Club throughout the coming years, we welcome thoughts and input from you, our RES Community! You can email us at ressteamclub@gmail.com

Be sure to check back this page throughout the year as we will post interesting STEAM information here throughout the year!


One School, One Book STEAM Challenge!  - The Indian in the Cupboard 
Design Challenge: Your task is to create a Rube Goldberg machine within a cupboard that you design. A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, or device that performs a simple task through a chain reaction of events. An Indian (or figurine of your choice) must enter the cupboard but, through a series of events triggered by his entrance, exit the cupboard as something totally different. (For more information on Rube Goldberg machines or to view a simple one, you can visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uDDEEHDf1Y) 

Check out some of our STEAM Club members Rube Goldberg machines: