Ingersoll Middle School's STEM program is past of the Canton Union School District's 21st century initiative. The purpose of the STEM program is to help students problem solve and collaborate in order to achieve the skills it takes to be successful in the 21st century. By the time students move to Canton High School, we strive to create critical thinkers that can innovate the world of tomorrow.
At IMS, the students receive direct STEM instruction for one quarter of the year as part of the Encore program. Grades 6-8 take part in the international Project Lead the Way curriculum. The courses offered include Design and Modeling, Computer Science for Innovators and Makers, and Automation and Robotics. Students in 5th grade get an overall introduction into STEM, spend time learning the logic of coding using Scratch, and work on various other skills to prepare them for the rest of their STEM experiences at IMS.
What is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In STEM classes, students use collaboration and critical thinking to solve problems and innovate the world around them. Even though the subjects that comprise STEM are not directly taught to the students, they get to apply their knowledge in these areas in order to design and build various projects in their courses.
IMS STEM Lab