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Below are the activities of several of our classes that participated and had fun learning.

"We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher's hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world." by David Warlick. Image of 2 Van Cleve students working on a STEM model project.

Teacher Ms. Jessica Hurley’s Schermerhorn Group 24 decided to experience STEM through cooking. Students discussed the importance of the ingredients present in a recipe. What is the purpose of each ingredient, does temperature affect the outcome of the recipe, what would happen if an ingredient was omitted. Best part, students were able to enjoy their delicious pumpkin muffins.

Kevin making tasty muffins

Van Cleve Group 1 continued to work on a 3-foot battery powered K'NEX Roller Coaster with the assistance of teaching assistant Ms. Rivera. Students worked on all the components of STEM and addressed Science and Math Learning Standards.

Student working on his model of a ferris wheel 
The students in Mrs. McElroy's class are learning STEM principles through robotics. They are learning the fundamental aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through hands-on and real-world applications. They are becoming problem solvers and cooperative learners. They are learning what it is like to work together as a team.

Van Cleve student and her classroom assistiant working on the STEM project.

They are developing new skills through interesting and challenging activities. They are becoming problem solvers and cooperative learners and they are having fun doing it! Here are some of our problem solvers in action.

Two Van Cleve students building their STEM machines