The Wolverine team has been learning in a fun way through STEM projects. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. “[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…” ~President Barack Obama
STEM has been our student’s favorite group. With projects like launching Alka Seltzer rockets, making magnetic slime, growing lima bean plants in jars, and seeing who can build the highest tower made out of note cards, it’s no wonder why the kids enjoy it so much. They worked with a variety of materials from marshmallows and toothpicks to iron powder and neodymium magnets. Each week they were assigned an individual project, or were paired with a partner for team work and communication skills, while simultaneously learning about building structures, chemical reactions, and how many things we encounter with in our daily lives that work and interact with one another. For the final group of the year, the team went to the Minnesota Science Museum to celebrate that learning is fun!