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    Elementary STEM Program  
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    OUR STEM MISSION
    To empower our students to become innovative designers, global collaborators and digital citizens. 
     
    WHAT IS STEM?
     
    SCIENCE  •  TECHNOLOGY  •  ENGINEERING  •  MATHEMATICS

    Our STEM program engages students in collaborative problem solving through engineering design and robotic challenges. Our STEM students develop cognitive competencies such as...

    Collaboration
    Critical thinking
    Scientific Inquiry
    Design Thinking
    Communication
    Creativity 

    GRADE LEVEL STEM SEQUENCE

    Kindergarten
    Introduction to Programming and Robots

    First Grade
    Introduction to Engineering

    Second Grade
    Programming and Robotics

    Third Grade
    Engineering Design Process with Robots

    Fourth Grade
    Engineering Design Process with Robots
    Application with Space Mission Challenges

    Fifth Grade
    FreshINC Entrepreneur Experience

    BARRINGTON ELEMENTARY STEM EXPERIENCES

    Engineering Design Challenges
    Robotics (LEGO WeDo 2.0, LEGO Mindstorms EV3, Cubelets, Dash, Robot Mouse, Ozobot, Kibo)
    LEGO – Learn2Learn and Build to Express
    LEGO PreK/K - Duplo Simple Machines and Balls and Tubes
    Computer Programming (Tynker, Kodable, codeSparkAcademy, Hour of Code)
    Circuits (littleBits)
    Family STEM Events
    STEM at Home library kits
    Scientific Inquiry in life, physical, and earth science
    Math structured investigations and open explorations (Math in Focus)
    5th Grade FreshINC entrepreneurship program

    WHY STEM?

    “What students learn about the science disciplines, technology, engineering, and mathematics during their K-12 schooling shapes their intellectual development, opportunities for future study and work, and choices of career, as well as their capacity to make informed decisions about political and civic issues about their own lives.”

    - Successful STEM Education
    A Workshop Summary, National Research Council 2011

    “STEM education can lead to productive employment and is critical to the nation’s innovation capacity… all people, particularly young people, need to have some degree of scientific and technological literacy in order to lead productive lives as citizens.”

    - STEM Integration in K-12 Education
    National Research Council 2014

    Click here to download the STEM Brochure (English)

      

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