In this STEM enrichment class students will work in a collaborative team using the engineering design process to solve a problem using knowledge from their cornell-style notes.

We will study the following during this class this year:

Computer coding with MIT Scratch

Structures: Bridges, Towers, Tunnels, Dams, Domes

Simple machines with Rube Goldberg machines

Motion with Mouse trap cars

Gravity with egg drop experiments

Balance with water bottle flip challenge

Electricity and Energy with squishy circuits 

Energy and motion with Marble Rollar coasters

STEM education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders -- the students of today -- must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in the world.

STEM education programs engage students in activities, projects, and problem-based learning, which provides hands-on classroom experiences. Students create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. 

*Upcoming possible field trips for STEM EXPLORE class only: 

Fall 2017: SKOL Science with the Vikings 

Spring 2018: CSE Expo, University of Minnesota 

* More details when they become available