STEM Curriculum

This year, all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will come to the STEM Lab for half of the year. While in the lab, they will receive direct instruction from Mrs. Fields, the STEM Coordinator. Students will learn the elements of the Engineering Design Process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve), by completing design challenges, and project based learning activities.  Students will use what they have acquired in the lab, and apply those skills in their classroom. While in the lab, students will learn that the engineering design process can be applied to all areas.

First semester: (Sept. 7th through Jan. 30th), first (2:20 – 2:50, or, 2:55 – 3:25) and fourth graders (Tuesdays 9:15 – 10:00 or 10:05 – 10:55), will come to the lab, during their specials classes. Fourth grade classes will  rotate between STEM and Project Edison, every three weeks.

Second semester: (January 29th through June 21st) students in kindergarten (2:20 – 2:50, or, 2:55 – 3:25), and fifth grade (Wednesdays 9:15 – 10:00 or 10:05 – 10:55), will come to the lab, during their specials classes. Fifth grade classes will rotate between STEM and Project Edison, every three weeks. 

Whole year: Students in second and third grade will rotate, every three weeks between STEM and Project Edison.

Students use Snap programing to learn how to code.
Students use Snap programing to learn how to code.
At the beginning of the year, the students participate in various team building challengges.
At the beginning of the year, the students participate in various team building challenges.
Team building challenge.
Team building challenge.
Sketching is an important skill when creating a design.
Sketching is an important skill when creating a design.