STEM Curriculum

This year, we will begin in a distance learning, virtual environment. It is my hope that 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. Students learn that in STEM, “It’s the process, not the product!”

Beginning September 8th: Fifth grade: 9:15 – 9:45 (Hinkson – Tuesday, Casalengo – Thursday, Bye – Friday)

Second Grade: 10:25 – 10:55 (Leikvold – Tuesday, Taylor – Wednesday, Yarborough – Thursday, Garcia -Friday)

First Grade: 12:00 – 12:30 (Brown – Tuesday, Pulliam – Wednesday, Ahmed – Thursday, Campos – Friday)

Students in Kindergarten, third, and fourth, will participate in STEM class during the second half of the year. Schedule will be updated when we move into the hybrid model.

Students use Snap programing to learn how to code.
Students use Snap programming 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.