The second grade students of Rocky Mountain learned a valuable lesson this week: learning can be enhanced by technology.
The set up was simple: make a parachute using string, stickers, a napkin and a paper clip. The students constructed their parachute in a uniform fashion. They went outside on a chilly fall morning to test out their project and learn about air resistance.
Last Friday, 7th and 8th grade students were compiled in the auditorium at Trail Ridge. All students were given a short presentation about the STEM Enrichment courses available to them in second semester. You can find the presentation here.
On November 6th, Columbine held a Family STEM Night. Each grade level hosted a design challenge and families travelled throughout the school to complete them all. Kindergarten teachers challenged families to construct the best giant paper airplane, while 3rd Grade teachers challenged families to test various types of paper airplanes in order to find the design that travelled the farthest.
St Vrain Valley School District recognizes the importance of preparing our students for a future we cannot yet see. Part of that vision involves our recognition that computer science is a literacy – one in which our students are gaining fluency.