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STEM Enrichment


STEM Enrichment Program

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 half of the school year and participate in Outdoor Education the other half of the year. Examples of student 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