Science

What are STEM Electives??

Because of its STEM focus, Trail Ridge decided to institute a block of STEM electives in the middle of each day for students to explore the different aspects of STEM education and STEM careers. Classes vary in intensity, focus, and skill development, but all emphasize 21st century skills, STEM discipline integration, and innovative thinking to expand students' understanding.   

1st Grade: Towers Made from Solids

During the months of October and November, 1st Graders at Columbine explored the properties of solids and liquids through their FOSS Science

December 2013- The “S” in STEM

The NSTA (National Science Teacher’s Association) is coming to Denver and we’ll be there!  At Northridge, our Science Leadership Teacher, Denise Bart, and I (Kristen Brohm, STEM Coordinator) will be attending the NSTA Conference this December with other SVVSD STEM Coordinators and Science Teachers.  Our goal is to learn new ways to infuse STEM into our instruction at Northridge, and bring this back to our staff. 

September 2013-The Flood

Following the tragedy of the Longmont Flood, students were very invested in finding out more.  During a unit of study on landforms, students inquired into all the ways their community was affected by the flooding.  They wrapped up their learning with a design challenge on transportation during disasters.  Check it out in the project section. 

Current MBSA Students

Building Blocks!

No... I'm not talking about LEGOs...

Exploring How Air Moves with Windmills & Kites

September 2013-The Flood

Following the tragedy of the Longmont Flood, students were very invested in finding out more.  During a unit of study on landforms, students inquired into all the ways their community was affected by the flooding.  They wrapped up their learning with a design challenge on transportation during disasters.  Check it out in the project section. 

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