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STEM Saturday

STEM Saturday – September 19, 2020

PREPARE residents will learn to create children’s gardens. We will design and engineer a garden planter box out of wood and develop essential math and hands-on building skills along the way. How can a single seed grow into an edible plant? We will explore optics, soil, and water science as we learn what plants need to grow and thrive. We will then consider how energy and nutrients from edible plants help children grow and thrive.

While learning STEM concepts, PREPARE residents will also develop teaching methods for inquiry-based science instruction. Prepare residents will learn to set up student-led inquiry projects, design investigations that integrate science and math, and foster authentic science and engineering practices in the classroom. PREPARE residents can take the garden boxes they make themselves into their classrooms and will be ready to teach fun engaging lessons related to measurement, plant needs, water, energy, nutrition and more!

Important Details: We will meet from 9am-3pm in Stout Education room 128. Pizza lunch will be provided. Please wear closed toed shoes, a mask, and dress in appropriate clothes for outdoor building. We will provide tools to share, but you are also welcome to bring your own.