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Mrs. Jennaro

Courtney Jennaro is a mom to two boys (1st and 3rd grade) at Memorial Elementary School.  She has a master's degree in nutrition & food science from Texas Woman's University and a bachelor's degree in nutritional science from Texas A&M University.  Prior to starting as the STEAM instructor, she worked as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator and was formerly President of the Memorial PTO for two years.  
 
Mrs. Jennaro loves science and is excited to have the opportunity to share it with the students at Memorial through the STEAM ancillary rotation!
 
The STEAM ancillary weekly topics follow the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) by grade level. During class, students apply the scientific method via hands on activities and/or experiments to supplement classroom science lessons.
 
Since her starting in mid-November, Mrs. Jennaro has led students in covering the following topics:
 
Matter:  students layered liquids to investigate relative densities, made oobleck (a non-Newtonian substance), and asked, "What makes a bag burp?"
 
Plant Survival and Earth's Resources: students acted out the carbon cycle, made food webs, and investigated soil types in our school garden + a harvest taste test!
 
Force and Motion: students built marshmallow catapults, asked, "What makes a pendulum tick? Mass or Length?", and raced cars with various levels of friction
 
There is lots of fun and lots of learning happening in our STEAM lab at Memorial Elementary!