STEM is the hands-on application of content learned in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Our goals are learning how the academic content applies to real-world situations, how to work together in collaboration as a team, how to overcome obstacles, how to think outside the box, how to reflect on the learning process, and how to problem-solve.
As a result, homework is minimal in our STEM class as most work is accomplished within the classroom setting. On occasion, students will have a small task to complete before their next class time. These assignments usually take less than ten minutes.
Want to learn some Arduino coding? Arduino is an open source physical computing platform for creating interacgtive objects that stand alone or collaborate with software on your computer. The software is free and can be downloaded from www.arduino.cc. Learn about the basics of sketches (the programs) and programming techniques at http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Foundations. There are lots of YouTube explanations and tutorials, as well. Try out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TItCq9deSr0&list=PLYutciIGBqC34bfijBdYch49oyU-B_ttH or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCxzA9_kg6s&list=PLA567CE235D39FA84 for starters.