Grants in Action

Promoting STEM through the use of Rockets

Amount: $890 | Year: 2015 | School:

Providing various equipment, students design, build, test and modify rockets while investigating a variety of physics. In addition, the rocket design activities can be adapted to address additional physics concepts and incorporate the 3D printer as students design and modify their rockets.

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Courtyard Greenhouse

Amount: $8,249 | Year: 2011 | School: ,

The installation of a 10’ by 16’ greenhouse, in the flagstone section of the Middle School courtyard will provide a variety of authentic, real life educational experiences and learning possibilities for several courses and clubs. Some uses include: Middle school science students will conduct a variety of hands-on student centered investigations based on scientific inquiry.  […]

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Minds-On HS STEM education

Amount: $4,096 | Year: 2011 | School:

The Science Department purchased a class set of MINDSTORMS resources that provided the Conceptual Physics classes the tools necessary to use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principals to design and build a variety of robotic machines while solving real world challenges.  At the same time the standards based activities will help the students develop […]

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LabQuest Interfaces for Motion, Forces and Energy

Amount: $3,741 | Year: 2007 | School:

In alignment with the current application of technology in the physics classroom, the next phase of implementation in the program is to allow for students to measure and record data outside of the bounds of the classroom. A brand new technology has been introduced by Vernier in the form of the LabQuest interface. The LabQuest […]

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Learning Physics Concepts using a Multimedia Projector

Amount: $1,200 | Year: 2006 | School:

To continue the successful implementation of the inquiry based learning investigations and the “minds-on” experiences provided by the physics probes, the Science department is getting another permanently mounted digital projector in an additional physics lab.  In addition, the equipment will provide students with an increased opportunity to produce relevant accurate and concise presentations based around […]

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