About the STEM Program

STEM shifts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics learning away from the traditional teacher-centered model and instead synthesizes these four disciplines around problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. Students develop deeper understandings by engaging in a situation in order to find a solution.  
 
Our after-school STEM offerings provide students in Grade 3 through Grade 8 additional opportunities for STEM exploration outside of the regular math and science classrooms. Topics include coding, preparation for math competitions, robotics, engineering, and more. 
 

STEM Season 2

Dates: October 22 – December 6 
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Registration opens Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

Contact Carolyn Henry with questions.

List of 5 items.

  • MONDAYS: FLL Robotics Team

    Monday 3:00-4:00
    Grades 5 − 8
    First Lego League introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Joining the robotics team is a long-term commitment to after-school practices as the team prepares for the regional competition in December.
  • TUESDAYS: Robotics Club, Course I

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Grades 3
    4
    Cap size: 16
    In this class students in third and fourth grade will have an opportunity to learn about robotics using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 software and robots. Students will learn to program and move their robots in an environment that will prepare them for robotics competitions, while also providing them the freedom to explore, create, and play.
  • WEDNESDAYS: Engineering: Mechanics and Design

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00
    Grades 5 − 8
    Cap size: 10
    Students will use design thinking to create and test solutions for a variety of challenges.
  • THURSDAYS: Robotics Club, Course II

    Thursday 3:00-4:00
    Grade 4
    Cap size: 8
    This course will provide opportunities for students to build on their prior EV3 experience by designing attachments, using sensors, and writing programs to solve multi-step challenges. The prerequisite for this course is Robotics Course I.
  • FRIDAYS: Math Club

    Friday 3:00-4:00
    Grades 5 − 8
    Cap Size: 25
    Students will focus on problem-solving skills such as noticing patterns and solving puzzles in a fun and collaborative environment.

STEM Season 3

January 13–February 13, 2020
3:00–4:00

Registration Opens on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

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  • WEDNESDAYS: Chemistry

    Grades 6-8
    Cap Size: 12
    In this lab-based course, students will complete weekly experiments introducing them to various chemistry terms and concepts. These hands-on labs will be engaging and provide the students with an opportunity to become more comfortable using lab equipment and experimental design.
  • THURSDAYS: What’s Inside?

    Grades 6–8
    Cap Size: 16
    In this diverse course, students will have the opportunity to investigate how things work by getting a peek inside. Each week we will explore a new item. Investigations will be both mechanical and biological. We will tinker and take apart toys and gadgets, as well as complete guided dissections to learn more about plants and animals. An exciting course for any curious science student.
  • FRIDAYS: Math Club

    Grades 5–8
    Students will focus on problem-solving skills such as noticing patterns and solving puzzles in a fun and collaborative environment.
Questions? Contact Carolyn Henry.