Join us as we STEAM into an exciting, integrated journey through science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics! We’ll make meaningful, real-life connections with math as we interpret science and technology through engineering and the arts. We’ll explore how these disciplines “talk” to each other as we work collaboratively to solve challenging problems; make sense of 3-D and 2-D models; investigate binary code, bit vs. bite; and enjoy hands-on physics concepts using fundamentally sound mathematics principles. Finally, using reality-based learning, we’ll apply the math back into the science to understand how math and science work together as a “team!” Requirements: Bring a snack and a water bottle for breaks. BIO: Matt McCracken teaches 5th grade at North Star Elementary School. An APS teacher since 2001, he spent the 2012-13 school year on loan to the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) to teach a Department of Defense outreach program called Starbase. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, and he holds a TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the State of New Mexico. A graduate student at New Mexico Technology Institute, Mr. McCracken is focusing his studies on STEM education in schools. He holds a B.S. in elementary education (with an endorsement in earth and planetary sciences) from UNM.