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Foundations School blog covers a range of topics relating to the care and education of young children, with special focus on development, brain research, and progressive education.

STEM Team Challenge

STEM Team Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks, our 2nd-6th grade students have been working on STEM Team Challenges. Many of the supplies for these challenges came from the grants that Ms. Lindsay and Ms. Angie won, when they were recognized as two of the eight science teachers chosen state wide for recognition by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. In 2nd-4th grade, teams competed to make the marble travel the fastest and go the farthest. In 5th-6th grade, teams designed Rube Goldberg machines to water a plant and build a Physics Tower. These projects integrated important science, technology, engineering, and math standards. Students also displayed creativity, critical thinking, team work, and presentation skills! Foundations teachers take every opportunity to meet academic standards through project work like this, because it offers so much more to the students than just the facts.

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