Putting STEAM into the Arts

Putting STEAM into the Arts photo

Music teacher Lisa Scrom teamed up with librarian Selinda Stout to offer second-graders a unique interdisciplinary lesson.

Students in Laura Kelly’s and Carleen Parmegiani’s classes worked with Ms. Scrom on a musical composition unit and as a culmination, they connected it with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The students composed their own songs using rhythms they learned and the pitches do mi sol. They notated them on staff paper, added lyrics and learned how to play the songs on the instruments in class, and then used iPads to program the robots in the library to perform their original compositions.