• What is STEM?

     

    Julia Goldman

    jegoldman@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

    At its core, STEM integrates all four subjects into a single relevant curriculum that offers instruction in real-world applications that develops lifelong skills. In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our students are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions.

    In class, students work in small groups to develop their collaboration and communication abilities as they learn valuable 21st-century skills. As robotics and computers become increasingly prevalent in students’ lives, understanding programming concepts is becoming crucial for students’ success. By incorporating computer science and computational thinking skills into students' everyday learning, we are creating an environment in which problem-solving, collaboration, and reflection become second nature. In equipping our students with the skills needed to navigate their learning, we are setting them up for future success! 

    The goal of my class is to engage students to explore the potential of what can be designed and created with the help of science, technology, engineering, and math to empower them to try new and unfamiliar things not only in my classroom but throughout the duration of their life. Experiencing success in the STEM classroom will build their confidence and willingness to try new things in the future and help students develop a genuine interest in STEM careers.

    In STEM class this year students will participate in a variety of science experiments, engineering challenges, LEGO activities, and coding lessons. Thanks to the kindness of our community, my Donor’s Choose project for 6 Sphero Mini Robots was fully funded this summer. I look forward to playing coded "mini golf" in class with our 3rd-5th graders this school year!

    Suggested Donation Items - Intact Cereal Boxes and Marbles! 3rd grade will be making Cereal Box Marble Mazes this year.

    If you’d rather donate an item from Amazon, my STEM Wishlist is linked here. Any item will help! Thank you for your continued support in this role.

     

     

Last Modified on July 26, 2023