“I am Mr. Taylor, City Academy’s Upper Science Specialist and STEAM Program Administrator. I have worked at City Academy for eleven years and love teaching science and engineering. Not only am I a teacher, I am also a parent of two City Academy students and two alums. This is an amazing school where students learn and grow, and I am always excited to explore with them.”
Science Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
STEAM Program Administrator
Inside the Classroom: 5th & 6th Grade Science
The 5th and 6th grades have started their astronomy unit. Introductory videos for this unit can be found at the bottom of the page. A number of engineering projects, a research project and field trips to the Challenger Learning Center will accompany this unit.
Weekly Homework: 5th & 6th Grade Science
Sixth grade The second astronomy review will be due Thursday, January 17 with a quiz on Friday, January 18. The review, notes and handout can all be found on this page.
Fifth Grade The second astronomy review will be due Thursday, January 17 with a quiz on Friday, January 18. The review, notes and handout can all be found on this page.
STEAM Design Process
As a part of their experience in upper science, 3rd through 6th grade students will take part in various STEAM projects that integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math. Throughout the year, the STEAM Design Process will be encouraged from start to finish during these projects. Students will learn to OBSERVE the problem or situation, IMAGINE a solution or invention, develop an effective PLAN, CREATE what they have imagined, EVALUATE the effectiveness of their creation through testing, and ENHANCE their creation if it requires a tweak or repair.
ASTRONOMY VIDEO LINKS
STEAM DESIGN VIDEO LINKS