The goal of the BCSC STEM Labs is to create an inclusive environment for Kindergarten through sixth graders to build their background knowledge alongside the opportunity to conceptualize the science world around them through hands-on inquiry-based activities that are based on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics related disciplines.
The most exciting aspect of the STEM Lab program is the impact the experience has on students’ futures. We are living in a global market in which expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are necessary for the United States to remain competitive. With that being said, our students must be given the opportunity to become critical thinkers and problem-solvers through meaningful exploration and questioning that results in deeper scientific understanding. Thus, opening a pathway for our students to be exposed to the 21st century skills and employability skills; which ultimately prepares our students for college and career readiness.
Due to amazing community partners beginning during the 2018-2019 school year every Rockcreek student (K-6) will get to go to STEM class for one 50 minute class period per week. The class will utilize the online program Curiosity Machine (www.curiositymachine.org)