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 quarterGrades 3-5: 80 minutes, 2-3 times per quarter
The focus is on the NGSS Science Standards in Engineering Design for grades K-2 and 3-5
Q1 - Participate in cooperative group activities dealing with problem-solving
Q2 - Participate in STEM mini projects to match Science benchmarks covered in each grade
K - What is Engineering
"This is Not a Box"
|1 - Biomimicry||2 - Seed Dispersal|
|3 - Heredity||4 - Energy||5 - Energy/Ecosystem|
Q3 - Participate in STEM mini projects based on grade level NGSS benchmarks
|K - The affects of the Sun||1 - Shadow and Light/Sound||2 - Seed Dispersal Challenge|
|3 - Create a Monster Challenge/ Force||4 - Energy/Gravity||5 - Ecosystem Challenge/Light|