Mililani Waena Elementary School

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Kindergarten registration begins on February 1 for children who are 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2017.
STEM » Overview


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Innovation resource is to help support the classrooms in providing a hands-on experience to foster problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills to encourage and develop students to become risk-takers.  Grade level teachers collaborate with STEM resource to enhance learning and increase engagement, making learning "sticky." Students learn about the Engineering Design Process (EDP) through relevant, real-world problem situations.

Instructional Resource Augmentation for STEM:

Grades K-2: 35 - 40  minutes, 3-4 times per quarter

Grades 3-5: 80 minutes, 2-3 times per quarter
STEM Curriculum

The focus is on the NGSS Science Standards in Engineering Design for grades K-2 and 3-5

Students Will...

Q1 - Participate in cooperative group activities dealing with problem-solving

Q2 - Learn about the EDP process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve)

Q3 - Participate in STEM mini projects

Q4 - Participate in STEM mini projects