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  • 1. STEM Powers JETS New Prospect Elementary School 2010-2011
  • 2. STEM
    • Science—Discover and describe
      • A better understanding of life (WHAT is…?)
    • Technology—Invent and innovate
      • Improving the natural world
    • Engineering—Control, modify, or design materials, processes, and systems
      • What could be…?
    • Mathematics—Symbolic language for representing reality
  • 3. Why STEM?
    • The U.S. needs 400,000 new graduates in STEM fields by 2015.
    • Careers traditionally American-led industries outside of science and technology, such as farming, health care, and finance also require a strong knowledge of STEM.
    • We need to cultivate the next generation of innovators and big thinkers.
  • 4. STEM: Engineering Design Process 6. Present Results. 5. Evaluate (IF works, move to 6). 4. Create the Solution. 3. Select a Solution. 2. Generate Ideas. 1. State the Problem. Engineering Design Process
  • 5. National Science Standards (NSA) K-8
    • Science as Inquiry
    • Physical Science
    • Life Science
    • Earth and Space Science
    • Science in Personal and Social Perspective
    • History and Nature of Science
  • 6. National Technology Standards (ISTE) K-12
    • Creativity and Innovation: Use of Technology
    • Research and Information Fluency: Use of Digital Tools
    • Digital Citizenship: Use of Technology
  • 7. National Engineering Standards (ASEE) K-12
    • Engineering Design
    • Communication and Teamwork
  • 8. National Math Standards (NCTM) K-12
    • Numbers and Operations
    • Algebra
    • Measurement
    • Data Analysis and Probability
    • Problem Solving
    • Connections
    • Representation
  • 9. What is children’s engineering?
    • Children’s engineering provides students the opportunity to solve real-life problems by researching, designing, building and testing solutions. Projects can vary from something simple as creating a flower for a nursery rhyme to something as complex as designing a race car with safety features that protect a raw egg from breaking in a crash test. Just as real engineers work with specific criteria, materials and time limits, so must student engineers.
  • 10. What does STEM mean for New Prospect Elementary students?
    • Students will continue to study and learn through the district’s Approved Curriculum, which focuses on all state and national standards.
    • STEM lessons will be layered with the current curriculum for our district.
    • Students from across the district may choose to attend New Prospect STEM Academy when it becomes a magnet school.
  • 11. 3 rd -5 th Design Challenges
    • Students will show the parents or other classes how they used the Engineering Design Process.
      • 3 rd Grade: Famous Historical Figures
      • 4 th Grade: Build a Trunk
      • 5 th Grade: Build a Bridge
  • 12. STEM…The NEXT Steps
    • For the 2011-2012 school year, New Prospect Elementary students, families, community, faculty, and staff will be engaged in utilizing the Engineering Design Process.
    • For the 2012-2013 school year, New Prospect Elementary is scheduled to open as a fully-implemented STEM Theme School.