My students are mostly from low socioeconomic backgrounds. They are eager to learn new skills and have the drive to do so. They come to my classroom with great attitudes ready to learn the skills and information put before them. They love to do project based learning through hands on learning. The biggest skill set deficiency of my students would be in the critical thinking area.
My students are very involved in the school.
They are involved in extra curricular activities such as band, sports, FFA and the National Beta Club. Many of the students are involved in multiple or even all of the extra curriculars that the school offers.
A great way to encourage critical thinking skills is through STEM activities. Our school offers few STEM activities. Students could engage in robot building activities and visit many of the STEM components through the activities presented with building robots.
In this project we will do STEM days where students will be in groups to solve real world problems with their robots.
Students will have to learn problem solving skills and improve on their critical thinking skills to build the robot. Students will have to work with the group, building relationships with other group members, to share their ideas and problem solve solutions.
Students will even have the ability to compete with their robots. Our National Beta Club offers a robotics competition at the state and national level. Cross curriculum activities will also be an option with these robotics kits.
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