STEM

What is STEM?......... 

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These four symbols represent the different areas of STEM education.
STEM education integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations. A lesson or unit in a STEM class is typically based around finding a solution to a real-world problem and tends to emphasize project-based learning. A variation of STEM is STEAM, which includes an 'A' for art and design. Artistic design is becoming an important part of STEM education since creativity is an essential part of innovation. Many STEM lessons involve building models and simulating situations. A good STEM lesson ensures that students understand the connection to the real world.

Technology In The Classroom

 
 
 

Our first grade students are learning to create algorithms with shapes and colors.  One student is the "driver" who tells the directions and the other student is in the back seat following step-by-step the directions given by the "driver".

Spanish STEM Projects
All instructions were given in Spanish and the students explained their projects using Spanish vocabulary as much possible.


Eighth grade Spanish I students were given pencils, glue sticks, spoon, tape, pumpkins, sweets, or corn to create structures and obstacles with a specific end goal in mind using the STEM process.

  1. Create in a group an object that can throw sweets or corn candy as far as possible using only the tools given.
  2. Build an obstacle and roll your pumpkin from one side to the other using a tool that you build. Surround each pumpkin? Which pumpkin is easier to move and why?