This year, our STEAM Fair went virtual. Along with our Vision 2020, we have compiled how each grade visualized and answered a simple question. What do Renton Prep students envision for the future of the Earth?
This same theme was strung throughout our school year, in the dance program and in our yearbook. This culminated in our students’ art projects.
Each grade completed their own projects based on specific topics related to Vision 2020. Below, we’ll walk through what each class produced.
Kinder-Prep/Kindergarten/1st Grade Projects
Over two weeks, students in kinder-prep, kindergarten, and 1st grade learned all about the needs of plants, parts of a plant, and pollution. Finally, they created a roller coaster in Minecraft education that showed the life cycle of a plant.
2nd/3rd/4th Grade Projects
2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students were inspired by Earth Day to redesign their own neighborhoods in a way that is more environmentally-friendly. Below are the results!
5th/6th Grade Projects
After studying the process of photosynthesis, 5th and 6th grade students were challenged to build a mini greenhouse. There was one catch: it was to be used as if we had to live on a different planet. They made them using materials found at home.
7th/8th Grade Projects
The 7th and 8th grade classes have discussed, researched, and studied a gamut of topics about our precious earth, throughout this school year, many of which were related to our global goals. The 7th and 8th graders all understand that we all need to play our part in looking after what God has blessed us with — a world of unimaginable beauty and an abundance of resources.
The visual design art pieces are from our “Earth Day” collection, where students had to digitally draw and write a response to the question, “The future is ours to create. Together we decide. What will Earth day look like in 50 years?”
The 7th and 8th graders also completed a sustainable city project in Minecraft at the end of the Spring 2020 semester.
9th/10th Grade Projects
9th and 10th graders were assigned to certain tasks and collaborated with other groups to design clothing that was protective vs COVID-19 and could be manufactured.