Where did June go? A lot is happening at Comstock STEM Academy, but I want to highlight three important things: the after care program for next year; new Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes for 6th-8th grade; and IXL summer challenges.
There has been a growing interest in an after-care program for students at Comstock STEM academy, and we have a short survey for you to fill out in order to provide us valuable information about the demand for this service. Please fill out the survey, and provide us with your feedback. The program will be run by Trillium Day Care. Survey deadline is July 10, 2015.
We will be offering two new classes for middle school STEM block. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering and Robotics, and Biomedical Science. Sixth and seventh grade students will be exploring PLTW Engineering and Robotics. “Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. In 8th grade Biomedical Science students explore a range of careers in biomedical sciences as they learn content in the context of real-world, hands-on activities, projects, and problems.”
To find out more, visit https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-biomedical-science
Keep working hard on your IXL challenges!
They can be found here.
Summer is heating up, and the nature lab is being transformed into a new 5th-8th grade science lab. Progress is being made, and I’m getting excited to see STEM students utilizing the new lab in the fall.
Enjoy the summer!