STEM for the Classroom

Ms. Smith instructs a class in robotics programming at KMS

On this page, we will present articles of interest pertaining to the use of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in the classroom. Through the efforts of teachers at both KMS and KHS via PLTW (Project Lead The Way), students at KCSD are developing skills in robotics, computer programming, mechanical design and construction.

Please check out these links!

What is STEM Education?
STEM School
Why Are STEM Skills Important For Today’s Students?
Navy STEM Lesson Plans
STEM Education Coalition
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Sony Joins the ‘Coding for Kids’ Party with the Koov
Drought in Africa Inspires Students to Invent Smart Irrigation System
This is What it Looks Like if You Strap a GoPro to a Rocket
Middle School Student Wins $25k Award for Device That Detects Lead in Water
Autonomous Cars Spark an Evolution in Interior Car Design
Bored This Winter? You Can Now Build Yourself a Humanoid Robot Assistant
How a Teenager Made His Own Electric Car From a Junked Toyota Celica


For Summer 2018…..

KCSD will be offering four STEM camps for students in July:

1-Robotics (July 9-July 12)-offered to current 4th and 5th graders (rising 5th and 6th graders). The camp will focus on engineering and design. Students will investigate common uses of robots and build and test their own robot design.
The cost of this one-week program at the Kennett Middle School is $150.00/student. Students must provide their own lunch and transportation.

2-Flight and Space(July 9-July 12)-offered to current 6th through 8th grade students. Students are invited to “take flight” with this project-based STEM camp. The Flight and Space camp will focus on principals of aeronautics, Newton’s laws, and forces of flight as students test and build various aircraft. They will be challenged to develop an innovative design and collaborate effectively on a team.
The cost of this one-week program at the Kennett Middle School is $150.00/student. Students must provide their own lunch and transportation.

3-Camp Inventor(July 16-July 19)(12:30-3:00pm)-offered to current 4th and 5th grade students. Students will investigate common uses of robots and then will build and test their own robot design.
The cost of this one-week program at the Kennett Middle School is $75.00/student. Students must provide their own lunch and transportation.

4-Coding and Programming(July 16-July 19)(9:00am-311:30am)-offered to 4th to 8th grade students. Students will develop a basic understanding of the various programming languages that are currently used in computing and software design. In the more advanced grade levels, student’s will use MIT’s app development software to code and design their own apps.
The cost of this one-week program at the Kennett Middle School is $75.00/student. Students must provide their own lunch and transportation.

For more information, please refer to kcsd.org or contact Dr. Lydia Hallman (lhallman@kcsd.org).