Each Monday and Friday morning a group of fourth grade students and a group of fifth grade
students meet for a before-school enrichment program. This program is designed to promote inquiry-
based learning and engagement through projects, demonstrations, and hands-on activities which
correlate to and extend the science standards of learning.
This program assists students in developing STEM skills and gives them the opportunity to apply their understanding to learn how the worldworks. This year students have created complex machines using K’Nex building materials, built scale
hydrodynamic factories, and constructed complex moving machines with Lego WeDo kits. The students
have produced paper from recycled materials, generated a polymer substance, and have explored
numerous chemical reactions.
The culminating activity will pit the two clubs against each other to see
which group can create the best machine that will enable an egg to survive being thrown from a height
of twenty feet. This activity will truly show if the students have gained valuable problem solving skills.
Principal: Christopher Scruggs
Assistant Principal: TBD