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I’m attending International STEAM Summit. Bringing STEAM out of the lab and into your classroom RT if you think others will find this helpful ?

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September 23, 2020 at 04:56PM

What the.. .Manatee County beaches are closed and it’s a block party on the Causeway. Why isn’t this being enforced?. @MCGPublicSafety @ManateeSheriff @bradentonherald #stayhome #stopbeingselfish #itsnotaboutyou

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March 20, 2020 at 05:08PM

Discovery Education Summer Adventures

Summer vacation is here and we know students can’t wait to jump in the pool, take a trip, or spend quality time with family and friends closer to home. But what if students could also travel the world and continue learning all summer long?
With the Worldwide Summer Adventure – a free program from Discovery Education – your child can virtually visit museums, tour monuments, meet inventors, explore national parks, swim with sharks, and do much more right from your home, the library, or anywhere there is access to the internet. To start exploring, go to:
Each week Discovery Education will add new experiences and activities.
To make the most of the adventure, students will need their username and password.
(Please email Mrs. Stasny at if your student has trouble logging in.)
Students can also choose their own summer adventure with Discovery Education. With tens of thousands of videos, games, images, songs, and more, the Discovery Education online media library is a safe destination for exploration and learning all summer and school-year long.
We can’t wait to hear what the answer will be in the fall when we ask: What did you do this summer? Fill out the “official” passport and turn it into your science teacher in August for a chance to win an extra special Science Prize (and earn some extra credit, too.)
-Mrs. Stasny and the RMA Science Department
DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE PASSPORT by clicking —–>DE adventure




Building Machines to Save Our Seas – Remove Plastics from the Ocean. Check out students’ flipgrids at #makelearningfun #STEAM @RMALeads

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May 01, 2018 at 03:52PM

Owl’s Opus Invention Projects #makelearningfun #STEAM @RMALeads

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May 01, 2018 at 03:49PM


Happy Thanksgiving RMA Families. We did not have time to share this with our students but we know many of you would like to get a head start on shopping and/or crafting for this friendly competition….

RMA First Annual Ugly sweater competition. Students can enter the ugly sweater competition by either bringing in an unwrapped toy or a $2.00 donation which will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Donations will be turned into Science classes – to Mrs. Bekka Stasny and Mrs. Shelbi Ericsson by December 13. Students will be given a sticker which will allow them to participate in the “Ugliest” iLead competition on Dec. 15 -RMA Staff and Students will vote on the iLead class with the “ugliest” participation. Students who have made a donation to Toys for Tots will also be allowed to wear school appropriate blue jeans, Santa hats, antlers etc. –School uniform shirts must be worn under their ugly sweaters. The iLead who is determined to be the “ugliest” will earn a party, classroom trophy and bragging rights.
Please send questions to Bekka Stasny via Facebook or email at



Save Fred

Can you save Fred?

Fred the gummy worm has been spending his time boating. He never learned to swim and he never wears his life preserver. Fred’s boat capsized and he is stuck. His life preserver is caught under the boat and he cannot reach it without falling into the water and drowning. Can you help save Fred without touching Fred, his life preserver, or his boat?

The Solar Eclipse

250 + students and staff experienced a once in a life time opportunity – the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. We had a great time learning about eclipses and how to safely view the solar eclipse.      

Having fun at Bradenton DoD at Electa A. Lee Magnet Middle School @DiscoveryEd #depd #DODBradenton @Manateeschools…

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November 12, 2016 at 09:46AM

Dot Day – September 15, 2016

Each year I have the students “Make Their Mark.” We read the book THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds. The book encourages readers to “make your mark and see where it takes you.”

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About This Book –

“With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.

Her teacher smiled. “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw; she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. “There!” she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us”

We tie in Science by having students learn about paper chromotography and then see what happens when they make their mark on a filter with markers. See how my students made their mark.




Maker Faire Orlando

Tracie Belt, Terry Conk and I went to the Maker Faire in Orlando on September 12, 2015. Lots of fun, hands on things. Exciting to see all the makers showing off their stuff.


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James Alday – 3D Printer Extraordinaire

ImmersedN3D LLC



Inventor of Qubits


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