Juniors designed and 3D printed objects exploring a novel's themes.
The Greensboro Day School STEAM curriculum integrates art & design into the traditional STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Our STEAM curriculum includes the integration of computational thinking; student-centered, inquiry-based learning; and the design thinking/engineering cycle.
Welcome to the Imaginarium
Do you like to tinker, build, and create? The Imaginarium may be your favorite space on campus!
The Imaginarium is the GDS makerspace and the heart of our schoolwide STEAM curriculum. In the Imaginarium, students are able to design and construct their projects using a wide variety of tools such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, a Cricut machine, electronic and circuits materials, and an assortment of tools such as hand saws and drills.
In our STEAM curriculum, students learn to approach their projects by using design thinking. This innovative approach to problem solving asks students to
- observe and develop empathy for others;
- question their understanding of problems, assumptions, and conclusions;
- reframe a problem and brainstorm solutions; and
- understand that failure of one solution often leads to better solutions.
Projects from the Imaginarium
Students learn coding in all three of our divisions.
First graders studied dinosaurs using puzzle pieces cut by the laser cutter.
Through Robotics, students in all three divisions learn creative problem solving and technical skills.
Second graders designed personal logos and cut them out on the Cricut.