•My students need quality STEM activities, like Lego's and K'Nex, to allow them to carry over the theme of our school into our afterschool program.
This project expired on June 26, 2015.
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At our inner city Title 1, STEM school we know that students act with curiosity, and learn by doing. Our students need programming that engages them in learning to keep them on track for success but is fun at the same time.
At our urban based magnet school, we provide our students with problem-based learning.
Students have the opportunity to be problem solvers, innovators, critical thinkers, and risk takers by being actively involved in solving real world problems. Our afterschool program services 30 students from various grades and abilities who we'd like to push even higher in the educational endeavors.
Students in various age groups participate in our after school program. Here, they will learn through play using the materials we requested. Our students are used to hands on work in the classroom and we want the challenge them to put those skills to use on their own or on small groups. We chose varying levels of materials for that reason, to push students to a higher level, but in a fun way!
Students in our very urban district don't often have the resources to obtain fun materials like K'nex at home.
Their families have just enough money to put food on the table. We want to give them every advantage that the students in suburban districts have at home.
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