5th Grade STEM - Intro Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
During this nine week course students will develop an understanding of technology and engineering and a deeper understanding of science concepts. They will designing and build solutions to three real-world problems. Students will act as environmental engineers using their knowledge of ecosystems, environments, and properties of materials to design solutions to environmental problems. They will think like optical engineers and use what they have learned about light in order to design a lighting system to light a model ancient Egyptian tomb. Students will also explore the science behind the MagLev train. They will conduct investigations that explain the properties of magnets and apply what they have learned to create and construct a tabletop MagLev train.