STREAM Lab

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 graders create kites.

1st Keva

1st graders go with the wind to fly  kites.

1st Jenga

2nd graders create windsocks.

second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.

3rd graders build egg parachutes.

second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.

4th graders build airplanes.

second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.

5th graders create hoop gliders with different designs.

second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.

3rd graders build egg parachutes.

6th graders build parachutes.

second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.

7th graders build boomeraangs.

second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.

8th grade cut out templates for gliders.

second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.
second graders make aluminum boats to hold hearts.

My name is Mrs. Kerr.  I am a product of 18y ears 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 have been the comptroller of a small company for the past 48 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 eighth year of Mater Dei will be the fourth year when I will be the coordinator of the activities in the Stream and Science labs for grades 1 through 8 

2nd graders try out their windsocks,

Second graders build heart mountains to withstand a breath wind.

3rd graders test their creations.

Second graders build heart mountains to withstand a breath wind.

4th graders test planes by size and by the weight added.,

Second graders build heart mountains to withstand a breath wind.

5th graders test their designs.

Second graders build heart mountains to withstand a breath wind.

6th graders test parachutes.

Second graders build heart mountains to withstand a breath wind.

7th graders test bomerangs.

Second graders build heart mountains to withstand a breath wind.

8th graders test 2 different helicoper gliders.

Second graders build heart mountains to withstand a breath wind.