The Mater Dei Catholic School STREAM Lab is based on the “Maker Movement.” The “Maker Movement” is designed to allow a student-centered approach in the areas of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.
The STREAM Lab allows for students to flourish in an environment where they tinker, create, invent, build, and interact with each other within the curriculum. Students will build confidence in their capabilities and explore the world they live in to develop an attitude to fix, make, change, modify, and customize their world.
See what the students accomplish when working in the Stream Lab.
1st grade-making a toy while studying sound.
1st grade - building a tower with marshmallows and tooth picks.
2nd grade - Building a home for a baby
2nd grade -working together for the great fall down.
3rd grade -Testing for solubility.
4th grade - Building a leprechaun trap.
5th grade -Competing with personally-made skiers.
6th grade -Testing insulation materials.
7th grade - Earthworm dissection.
My name is Mrs. Kerr. I am a product of 18 years of Catholic education. I attended St. Louis Elementary School in Yeadon, Delaware County. I completed my high school education at Villa Maria Academy in Malvern. Immaculata College was the school where I received a Bachelor's degree. My graduate work was completed at Villanova University. I worked in the pharmaceutical field doing kidney research for seven years before starting a family. I was the comptroller of a small company for the past 49 years. I am the proud parent of 4 chidren -- 2 boys and 2 girls. I started at St.Stanislaus as the first computer teacher. I taught 2 programming languages for 3 years. Then I moved into the eighth grade. During the first 5 years of Mater Dei I taught in the 7th and 8th grade. This the twelfth year of Mater Dei will be the seventh year when I will be the coordinator of the activities in the Stream and Science labs for grades 1 through 8
3rd grade - Competing in a curling game.
4th grade -Creating a car projectile with limited resources.
5th grade- A Rube Goldberg contraption.
6th grade - Creating an obstacle path for a ball.
7th grade -Building a basketball hoop out of paper.
8th grade -Building roller coasters with insulation tubing.
8th grade - Creating a ball pick-up mechanism with only paper.