Challenge Island STEM Adventures
Each week students will be transported to a unique thematic island to tackle high-level thinking challenges using only their imagination and creativity.Every challenge experience is unique, fun-infused STEM/STEAM learning fun!Challenges vary from semester to semester.
Semester at a Glance:
Week Theme Lesson/Activity 1 Jukebox Spin Explore mechanical engineering by learning about the jukebox design, identify parts of a spinner, design spinners using different materials 2 Pet Emergency Learn about veterinarians and other careers, understanding wheels and axles, experiment with different types of wheels 3 Sinking of the Titanic Learn about the Titanic and design innovation, use a model to visualize a design and test the performance 4 Jellyfish Junction Investigate the results of mixing substances together, understand properties of slime as a polymer and non-Newtonian fluid 5 Magic School Bus Stop Enjoy a fictional exploration of the organs and their functions, design and build a table-top magic school bus pinball game 6 Wicked Witch Twist Students will learn about tornadoes, the Enhanced Fujita Scale, and about architectural designs to minimize wind damage 7 Blow-cart Beach Students will use creative and critical thinking skills to build blow-carts 8 Mythical Monster Swamp Students will create Greek mythological creatures out of recycled materials 9 Temple of Trouble Students will learn about gravity, velocity, acceleration and ancient cultures. Students will then design their own temple of trouble and create traps and courses. 10 Wizardry Academy/Parent Showcase Parents will be invited to the last class and engage in observing, investigating and facilitating chemical reactions with potions and making magical candies.