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  • STEM at Parkwood

                                                                                       

    What is STEM?

    STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning.  This page will highlight some of the ways Parkwood students are learning through STEM.

  • Novel Engineering

    Students experienced Novel Engineering.  They read the book "MUNCHA MUNCHA MUNCHA."  In the book, the farmer had rabbits getting into his garden.  Students compared and contrasted rabbits and gerbils and discovered that they both had the same type of habits. So we tried our ideas out on the gerbils which involved engineering a fence to keep gerbils out of a garden.

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  • Plant Genetics

    Students became plant geneticists by redesigning Milkweed seed to improve its wind dispersal.  The goal of this activity was to increase the chance of populating barren inner city lots to help the Monarch population.

                                            

  • Force & Motion

                                           

        Click on the link below to watch students test their models as they apply principles of Force and Motion. 

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