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Name: Jeanette Oettinger
Date registered: May 7, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Ozobot Cardboard Challege: Can the girls build a cardboard stucture that can run a path for an ozobot? — December 16, 2015
  2. Ozobot video created for our Assembly – Girls STEM Club coding robots — May 4, 2015
  3. Stem activity for girls designing an ozobot map with 3 codes – coding robots ozobots — April 22, 2015
  4. Girls STEM with Ozobots – learning to code, Ozobot coding STEAM — April 9, 2015
  5. Lego Mindstorm kits STEM activity for girls car obstacle course and race — March 15, 2015

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Oct 23

Cornstarch and water speaker experiment in STEM testable question science


The girls were so excited to enter the classroom and see sound equipment. They instantly began to guess what we would be doing for the day- they had lots of predictions. I told them how we would be continuing our sound/vibration study today by finding another way to observe it- with a speaker. Luckily for …

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Oct 07

Exploring Electronics

Today in STEM club, we took a break from vibration to study the art of electronics.  I say art because inside of every piece of equipment we use, is truly a masterpiece.  I am in awe of how people learn to construct and put this kind of stuff together.  Since we have been working with …

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Sep 30

Day 2 motoring robots! ( a robot made with a motor)

Today in STEM club the girls were given another task- designing their own robot. They could be animal robots, people robots, or other robots. They just needed to design one. They were shown what one could look like and the given the guideline that their design had to: 1. Be balanced 2. Move 3. Have …

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Sep 24

Good Vibrations: Girs STEM – ART Robots. Using a motor to see vibration

This is our official kickoff to girls STEM club for the 2014-2015 school year.  I had an amazing turnout this year and have maxed out with 10 girls in the club.  Hurray!  I still remember back in the day when we started the club with only 4 girls. I am thrilled to see more girls …

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Mar 05

The making of a Lego stop motion movie


Due to popularity of the Lego Movie, the girls were presented with the idea of making their own movie – they were thrilled with this task! For our movie, we used the Lego Movie App. It is Lego’s free stop motion movie app and who doesn’t love free!?! The girls watched a video on how …

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Feb 13

Building centers – observing play


Today the girls participated in building centers. Their task was to work in pairs at one center. Each center had a different option for building. Before we began, I showed them the options of toys for building. What they saw was a bunch of fun stuff they couldn’t wait to get there hands on. What …

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Feb 10

How much weight can a boat hold? Stem for girls activity


The weeks before February break are crazy for teachers. So time for blogging is not much. Inside of writing, I will show you the improvements made by the girls with pictures. Happy viewing. These girls did awesome this time. The boats could float, hold weight and were relatively water proof. Great job, girls!

Jan 30 2014

Fruit Inspired Boats


This week, STEM club began with a science experiment instead of a story. The girls met in my room, gathered all our materials we needed, and we went off to our school’s new project space. This space is our newest “green energy” building, and it was designed for hands-on, messy projects! Perfect! Just what we …

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Jan 22 2014

3 Little Pigs Survive With our Girl’s Club Engineers! Using Bionic Blox and Legos


I’ve been thinking a lot about education these days. With all the Common Core buzz that is blowing up our social media and news, one can’t help but think about it. Over the winter break, I had the chance to sift through one of my best friend’s second grade common core, Greek myth books. It …

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Jan 15

Winter session of STEM has begun! Three Little Pigs building with spaghetti and legos


Today we started our winter adventure of girls STEM club. I was happy to have two of my girls return, plus I have two new faces. My daughter Addison joined in on the fun, too. Our first STEM task was based on the beloved fairy tail of the three little pigs. We read the book …

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