STEM

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STEM in 4th Grade

This year, the 4th grade teachers received a grant for Making STEM Connections program that was developed by the Science Center of Iowa and we have started exploring the Maker Movement in our classrooms.  We have discussed the Design Cycle and how we can Explore, Design, Build, and Test and Improve.  Students have started hands on project that allow them to work through the Design Cycle in hands on ways!  One fourth grade class has take old, used or recycled objects and upcycled them into [...]

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North Cedar Elementary Named One of 10 New STEM BEST Partners

North Cedar Elementary Named One of 10 New STEM BEST Partners The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council named North Cedar Elementary one of 10 new STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Partners in Iowa. STEM BEST Partners go beyond the typical K-12 classroom environments and methods to provide students with more workplace experience while they are still in school. STEM BEST Partners are awarded based on how they carve a c [...]

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Help from Home Depot

When the second grade teachers at Lincoln Elementary School needed materials for their new STEM unit 'Ramps & Pathways' the folks at Home Depot stepped in to help!  The Waterloo Home Depot provided a huge discount on the cove molding that was essential for the unit.  In addition to the financial assistance, they also cut the wood into the specific sizes needed for this learning opportunity. THANK YOU, HOME DEPOT!

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