We now have robots!
Thank you for your support! I run a robotics club, as well as a Girls Who Code club. With the grant you provided, we were able to buy enough robots for both my class, as well as my club, to get programmable robots. We started using them right away, and the kids have loved them! Every student is able to see in real time what they can do with programming, see how it applies to a physical item, and develop problem solving skills as they use them to preform tasks.
Thank you very much for all you do to promote STEM!
For our STEM-CAN scholarship, we bought Edison robots. We bought We have used them this year at least once a week-mostly more! We have used them to start a STEAM program in my class. We have 12 robots and each one is named after a different scientist, 6 females and 6 males, that come from different cultural backgrounds. We made a time line of the scientists, their main contribution and the years they were alive. The students use the names of the robots when they are using them. They have done coding lessons with bar codes and with the EdScratch program. We have incorporated many other topics into the robot activities such as diagrams and weather.
The class is doing incredibly, and we are thinking of how to improve the STEAM program.
Thank you from Lineweaver
Dear Dr. Steve,
I hope you can see these photos of just a few events and students at Lineweaver who benefit from your support. (Our Science Fair, classroom engineering and robotics, 1st place at mathleague competition). We work and play hard and are very grateful for our community, who believes in our potential. Thanks, Janine
Developing Growth Mindsets and Real-World Learning in the ELL/Refugee Mathematics Classroom
Please see above link for photos of our kids in action!
I am extremely grateful to have been supported by STEM-CAN for two years. My students are all English learners and come from many different countries and speak many different languages. With STEM-CAN’s support, I was able to purchase manipulatives to help my students “see the math” and also open a classroom store for my students to learn about real-life monetary exchange, as well as budgeting, spending (counting back change), borrowing, lending, etc. My students are engaged and love math as a result of the exciting things they are able to do in my class! THANK YOU STEM-CAN!
STEM-CAN Supporters helped to fund our Underwater Robotics and Engineering Design Program. The resources we received from STEM-CAN made it possible for us to provide remotely operated vehicle supplies to small groups instead of having just one for the class. Every 4th and 5th student in the Gifted Education Program at Estes will have the opportunity to work with a partner to design and engineer an ROV. In April we will participate in the SEAMATE Challenge sponsored by the UofA. Thank you for supporting Public District Schools. Your support makes dreams come true!