STEM lessons from pirates?

Jun 27, 2012

It was Pirate Party Day at Columbia Elementary, and many of the high school students joined into the character fun!

Last week, second and third grade classrooms at Columbia Elementary in Mukilteo spent half the day with a group of high school robotics students learning about STEM (science technology, engineering, and math), robotics, and engineering fun.

The Sno-Isle Tech Robotics students designed many small learning activities and created lesson plans they would implement themselves.

The Sno-Isle Tech FIRST FRC Robotics team 3662 FrostByte students teamed up with community-based FIRST FTC team SWERVE to teach the 7-, 8-, and 9-year-old children how to create a polymer, design and build a skyscraper, engineer for flight, test circuits using special equipment and of course DRIVE ROBOTS!

The young students learned that everyone has a place in engineering from the students who draw the logos, the myriad specialty areas, and the team marketer and promoter.

These FIRST Robotics students from Sno-Isle Tech are planning to return to Columbia Elementary for another STEM event next year and involve the entire school.

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