Deepening and Expanding Focus on STEAM Learning Opportunities
The school has seen recent success with its science education program, showing the 3rd highest results for science in the district on the 2019 Next Generation Science MCAS exams.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students go to the lab once a week to integrate science concepts with other focus areas. They explore creative and hands-on projects that support and connect concepts that extend what they are learning in their other classes. Students use investigations to explore their creativity and curiosity as they learn how to design, build, and test various solutions to real-world problems. They learn how to collect, record, and share data. They also learn the design process and coding. Our new composter and worm farm provide rich soil for our outdoor spring garden.
Here are a few examples of projects across grade levels:
Water Filtration Systems
Composting and Worm Farming
Rube Goldberg Machines
Designing and Building Motorized Cars
Solar Energy Cars
Earthquake Resistant Structures