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PVC and Paper, Low Tech STEM - Exploratorium

Friday, March 6 1:15 pm–3:05 pm
Exhibit Hall - Table 2

In this session, you will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with stomp and paper rockets that can be used across all grade levels to teach STEM concepts in a fun and meaningful way. The good news is, the models we will show can all be made for $5.00 or less.

This session will give you a chance to spend time with the resources and materials, as well as a chance to have conversations exploring how you could use PVC and paper rockets in your own classroom.

Type: Tech Savvy Exploratorium
Focus Area: CTE, Makerspace, Special Ed, STEM/STEAM, Teacher Librarian
Skill Level: All levels

Presented by

Sandy Gady Sandy Gady, Highline School District

I am in my 27th year of teaching and have my National Board Certification in EA Science. Currently I teach Design and Engineering and Ontroduction to Engineering g 7th and 8th graders at Pacific Middle School in the Highline School District. Several years ago, I won the Highline Schools Foundation $10,000 Impact Grant which focused on bringing the Maker world to Pacific's five feeder schools. One of the sources of pride for our school and district is the fact we have won the Future City Regional Competition three years and represented Washington State in Washington DC. We were ranked 10th Nationally.


Caitlin McQuinn Caitlin McQuinn, McQuinnable Educational Services, LLC

Caitlin McQuinn is an education technology consultant working in the greater Seattle area. Caitlin worked for Apple for many years, teaching technology one on one and in group workshops, before moving into Ed Tech. She holds a Master of Education, Learning and Technology.


Conn McQuinn Conn McQuinn, McQuinnable Educational Services

Conn McQuinn is a consultant and the owner of McQuinnable Educational Services. He has degrees in science and education and over 40 years of experience in science and technology education at the Pacific Science Center and Puget Sound Educational Service District. He has taught hundreds of workshops on educational technology, personalized learning, Makerspaces, and more, and has been an active participant in NCCE programs since 1983. For the last decade he has increasingly focused on how we can use neuroscience to empower everyone in the school community - teachers, students, administrators, and parents - to create classrooms where all can flourish.


Elizabeth Nelson Elizabeth Nelson, Highline School District

Elizabeth is a talented CTE teacher that opens many doors for students. She has been in education for many years and is well versed in technology and its implementation in classrooms.