Stem : Grades K - 5
With Project Lead the Way Launch, students will attend PLTW classes weekly, receiving instruction and guidance in solving situational and age-appropriate investigations, blending computer science, engineering, biomedical science, physical science, and math. Students will explore the worlds of light and sound, structure and function, forces, robotics and animation, animal adaptations, and properties of matter. They will understand the nature of our Planet Earth, the functions of each organ of the human body, and how to design and create a playground structure that will protect us from ultraviolet radiation. Students will be immersed in activities involving critical and creative thinking, developing team building skills, and diving into new and exciting challenges.
"As my students in kindergarten through fifth grade engage in Project Lead The Way, I have the opportunity to see them Launch into a program that taps into their natural curiosity about the world around them. It is wonderful to see how eager they are to learn and experience STEM and apply their vision of exploration and innovation."
Minerva Aguirre, Stem Teacher
In this experiment I learned about how germs can easily spread, and how you always have to wash your hands with soap and water to get rid of the germs. STEM makes learning enjoyable and engaging!
We are using UV flashlights to identify a glitter bug powder which, in this case, resembles germs. This activity was very interesting and it helped us to learn about infection detection.
- Eli Tomassetti
I think STEM gives us the opportunity to work with our classmates and learn more about each other while we work on our PLTW projects.
- Anarella Novoa-Coccia