Math and science content were a major focus for this year's summer school sessions at Timberline PK-8. The content was taught through literacy instruction, technology integration, and the design process.
August 10, 2015, 1:43pm By Cindy Anderson & Kristen Brohm
This summer, over 80 students took part in Alpine’s 3rd annual STEMAPALOOZA. Students entering 1st-5th grades were invited to join the fun. During the three 2-week sessions, students met in their respective grade level groups (1-2 and 3-4) to explore different topics.
Here at Columbine we had more than 110 students participate in our summer STEM program! Students entering 1st through 5th grades focused their summer on exploring the features of underground habitats, the movement and interactions of light, and the components and structure of our solar system.
The first day of STEM summer school on June 16, 2014 was a big success at Timberline PK-8. Students explored what the study of science includes and created visualizations of their learning. They participated in team-building design challenges, such as creating the tallest spaghetti and marshmallow tower and cup stacking using a device made of only 4 pieces of string and a rubberband.
In August, we wrapped up our first ever STEM Summer School at Northridge Elementary. In one of many engaging learning opportunities, students embraced the opportunity to become Mechanical Engineers! Following inquiry into simple machines, students designed devices to launch water balloons at the local park. Check out the details in the project section.