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What’s Happening in STEM

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific areas:
1) Science
2) Technology
3) Engineering and
4) Mathematics.

Instead of teaching these four areas of learning as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into one cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. If you are a student that enjoys discovering new things, solving problems, learning how things work, applying creative thinking, designing plans, building structures then you already have some of the main qualities of a STEM a STEM learner.

At P.S. 174, William Sidney Mount the students are provided with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in the ever growing and changing world of STEM. Some areas include:

- Lego robotics
- Introduction to principles of flight
- Coding (video game creation & animations)
- 3-D printing
- Designing architectural structures
- Graphing
- Using sensors to collect and analyze data
- Model rocket design
- Utilizing simple machines
- Creating electrical circuits
And much more…….
January 18
Grade Student Goals

Students will:

Students will compare how the structure of solids can become broken down by using heat and other liquids to change their state of matter.

Stem Jan 18

Students will:

Students will be investigating that all sounds are created with vibrations. Students will discover creative ways to generate new sounds using basic everyday materials.

Stem January

Students will:

Students will engage in investigations to determine that two forms of matter cannot occupy the exact same space at the same time.

Stem January

Students will:

Students will create and design their own versions of a twirling wing to study rate and direction of rotation. Students will investigate creative methods of slowing down the rate of velocity at which the twirling wing falls by altering the wing style and material being used.

Stem January

Students will:

Students will design and construct group parachutes out of coffee filters, tissues and plastic to safely deliver a payload from the air to the surface. Students will be able to determine that different materials and designs allow the parachute to descend at a different rate of speed.

Stem January

Students will:

Students have created their own foam plate gliders to study the flight controls of an airplane. Students will be to manipulate the flight controls to determine the cause and effect relationship between the command and the maneuver.

Stem January