STEM curriculum is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - in a 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 applications.
Villa students in 1st - 6th grades will participate in STEM Enrichment twice a month. Examples of upcoming activities are:
1st grade - Engineering Challenges
2nd grade - Coding and Engineering Challenges
3rd grade - Introduction to Atoms and the Periodic Table of Elements, Reverse Engineering
4th grade - Programming & Engineering: "Hummingbird" Creative Robotics
5th grade - Programming with"Scratch", "MaKey MaKey"; create a game or input/output system
6th grade - Code with "Scratch"; 3D development: CAD software, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing