S.T.E.M.

 

Caroline Middle School holds an after school S.T.E.M. program which meets every Tuesday and Thursday from October – May. Students in the S.T.E.M. program sign up for several courses reinforcing the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math through various activities, videos, and events.

Students who are interested in signing up for S.T.E.M. will need to complete the application (provided by your science teacher) and the after school activity form in order to attend. These items should be made available to students by early September.  Below are just a couple of the highlights of the S.T.E.M. program at CMS last year.

*CMS After-school STEM club learned how to write block code.  They used iPads with Sphero Software to write code to maneuver robots through several mazes.  They will continue to work on problem solving with these robots in the future.  A Sphero robot has been launched to the International Space Station and we will be helping to figure out what tasks they can perform on the ISS. Coding for the future!

*CMS held their annual Astronomy Night on Thursday, November 10th. Around 75 students and parents came out to enjoy a night of looking at our skies.  Our Caroline Middle School S.T.E.M. Club was able to point our 8 telescopes towards Mars, Venus, the Moon and several star constellations.  The clear picture we saw of our moon was priceless. Some of the students were quoted as saying, “It feels like we can reach out and touch Mars”.  Astronomy night was organized by the S.T.E.M. club and science department at CMS.

         

 

S.T.E.M. is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world.

Elaine J. Hom, LiveScience Contributor