Students inquire how to stop an oil leak in a model of the BP oil leak in the Gulf by simulating the situation in a 10 gallon aquarium. Students generate potential solutions, which are then tested and redesigned. Students learn about natural factors involved in this real life situation and scenario including ocean depth, properties of […]

# STEM Curriculum

## Divisibility Gadget

Students will be given a set of materials to use to design and build a divisibility gadget that communicates (or allows practice of) the divisibility rules and could be used to solve problems. The gadgets will be given to parents in order to solve math problems created by the students. Number, Number Sense and Operations […]

## Warm Home Solar Style

Students will investigate and explore the use of solar energy as a means to heat a home. In order to understand how solar energy can be harnessed, students will define solar energy, explore photovoltaic cells, and investigate passive solar energy. After gaining understanding about the concepts of solar energy, students will build a solar-heated model […]

## Playground Project

In this lesson, students work in small groups to design, plan and create a three-dimensional model of a safe playground. Students will conduct research to determine the specific needs for the playground and design and draw a scale model of their playground which must include a slide, climbing structure, swing set, and at least one […]