Welcome back to the Sauganash STEM Lab! I'm so excited to see your kids again this week. For those of you who are new to Sauganash, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students see me once a week and do many types of projects designed to learn about scientific phenomena, engineering practices, and become exposed to STEM careers.
Similar to last year's curriculum design, students in the lower grades will focus on the scientific method and understanding basic concepts in Life, Earth, and Physical science. They will also engage in Engineering projects. Students in the upper grades will be exposed to project based learning units in Engineering, Coding, Computer modeling, Environmental Science, Robotics, and Biotechnology.
The school is also rolling out an Anti-Bullying program and we will be reinforcing the following in all classrooms:
Please feel free to visit this website to get a sense of what students have been working on. I will post photos and descriptions of projects that have recently occurred. For the most timely information from me, please enroll in the Remind program, which sends you private messages about the recent happenings in STEM. PLEASE CLICK ON THE GRADE BAND TAB ABOVE FOR INFORMATION.
For students in grades 3-8, many in-class projects will be posted and completed on Schoology, which is an online learning management system. You can ask your student to show you the assignments online, or you can request parent access to Schoology.
As always, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, or would like to volunteer your time to these fun projects!