Welcome To The STEM Lab
In our quest to enhance St. Agnes Academy’s learning environment, we are excited to announce that our new STEM Lab was implemented in September 2016! Students in grades 2-8 are already enjoying the STEM curriculum and lab.
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Students attend the STEM Lab for 45-90 minutes each week, and are creating remarkable projects that motivate them to inquire, explain, tackle new problems and celebrate their solutions. Their feedback, to both teachers and parents, has been incredibly positive!
Though the lab is up and running, we still need your generous support to finish funding this educational endeavor. We have currently raised nearly $200,000, but we still have to reach our goal! Please consider making a difference in your child’s education, by donating to the STEM Lab today. Click the “Donate” button on the left, to make a secure online donation.
More About STEM Curriculum
STEM education fosters growth in important areas of critical thinking and problem solving. In today’s world the ability to solve problems with technology is an essential skill. Students need to understand the multitude of important applications of various technologies, not just how to use devices for entertainment.
The Engineering Design Process
In the STEM Lab students will use the engineering design process to achieve their objective. This teaches them how to think like a designer and problem solver, revise, research, collaborate, test, revise, and present or demonstrate their work.Learn more>>
Project-based learning promotes higher order thinking skills through presenting challenges and questions to students that they must respond to through inquiry and discovery. High quality products are the end results of their learning.Learn more>>
21st Century Skills
STEM education teaches essential skills needed in today’s technology driven world. The STEM Lab provides a comprehensive system for students to use a wide-range of technology connected to real-world applications.Learn more>>