Posts tagged STEM
Science Technology Integration – $7,500

Curricular Area: STEM
Grant Focus: Equipment
Schools: Henkle Middle School
Items Purchased: 28 Chromebooks

Chromebooks purchased with this grant will be integrated into the 7th grade science classroom to “bring scientific modeling, simulations, presentations and publications into our classroom on a regular basis, to give life and form to the abstract concepts we are studying”.

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Inventing with LittleBits – $2,152

Curricular Area: STEM
Grant Focus: Equipment
Schools: Whitson Elementary School, Wally & Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School, Henkle Middle School
Items Purchased: Workshop Sets of littleBits

Using littleBits, students prototype and build endless engineered inventions, exercising their logical and critical thinking skills while learning about electronics.

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CHS Robotics Takes Flight - $4,200

Curricular Area: STEM; Career & Technical Education
Grant Focus: Equipment; Curriculum
Schools: Columbia High School​​​​​​​
Items Purchased:  10 Quadcopter kits; technology and flight lessons, curriculum development

This grant funds a nine-week unit on unmanned aerial vehicles (or "drones") to be implemented in the introductory robotics class at CHS.

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4th Grade Engineering Pilot - $6,380

Curricular Area: STEM
Grant Focus: Curriculum
Schools: W&P Stevenson Intermediate​​​​​​​
Items Purchased:  Engineering is Elementary curriculum (3 units for 4 classrooms); professional development

This grant is aimed at promoting high-quality and rigorous instruction to integrate engineering concepts into math and science lessons through hands-on learning. 

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