21st Century Community Learning Centers

Improving the outcomes of students in Oregon's 21st CCLC programs

Spotlight on Lincoln County School District

Director: Karen Shores: Karen.Shores@lincoln.k12.or.us
Taft Elementary K-6, Sam Case K-5, Toledo Elementary K-6, Crestview Heights K-8, Siletz Valley Charter 1-6

Highlights from this year’s daily STEAM activities:

students painting mural

Taft Elementary

Besides creating their own drones from recycled materials, Taft students worked with artist Krista Eddy to complete a mural in the school cafeteria.

chair made from paper

Newport Middle

Students used their creativity to design chairs (which had to be able to hold someone sitting on them) made only with newspaper and tape.

students and teacher making butter

Crestview Heights

Students successfully tried their hand at butter-making with help from OSU Extension STEAM mentor, GabrielleCiofani. After a brief discussion of the science behind how butter is made, students had the opportunity to shake it up in the classroom! With music from the “Beatles” crooning in the background, the class shook and danced their way to create their own fresh batch of homemade “1000 Shake Butter” to take home to their families!

earthquake experiment

Toledo Elementary

Students learned about earthquakes; then each group used a Ziploc bag full of Legos to design a building which could withstand an earthquake. The “earthquake” was built using cardboard, ping-pong balls, and rubber bands. 

Sam Case

During the summer program, students learned about buoyancy with the help from an OSU Extension STEAM mentor.

girl with fish design

Neighbors for Kids

Students worked on a project about helping injured animals. One student designed a prosthetic salmon tail, and other designs included eagle beaks and elephant legs.

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