Exploring Habitats through STEAM

Class # 1   Grades: 1- 2

Class Overview

Do you love learning about exotic and unheard of animals? Building and designing things? If so, then Exploring Habitats Through STEAM is the perfect place for you! Join us in a NEW CLASS this summer designed for 1st and 2nd graders to strengthen students’ critical thinking skills, ingenuity, and problem solving mindset, all while exploring various animal habitats.


This class will focus on dessert, tundra, rainforest and ocean habits through a STEAM lens. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. During this class your student will be an inventor, designer, artist, collaborative team member, researcher all while making predictions, evaluating, and revising their creations.


STEAM problem solvers in this class will:


We are thrilled to bring Exploring Habitats Through STEAM to Summer Academy! We are passionate about STEAM education because it is vital for preparing students for the ever developing and changing world. Looking forward to a summer filled with habitat exploration and adventure!


Kara Cassidy

Kara Cassidy is a kindergarten teacher at Snail Lake School in the Mounds View School District.  She has a Master’s of Education from the University of Minnesota and has been teaching for six years. This is Ms. Cassidy’s fourth year as a member of the Summer Academy family, and she can’t wait to explore alongside her students teaching a NEW course this summer.

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