Lansing Elementary and Intermediate Schools Implement New STEM Program Led by Suzanne Phillips and Meghan Anderson
With the start of a new year came the beginning of a new program at Lansing Elementary and Lansing Intermediate Schools. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is led by Suzanne Phillips and Meghan Anderson.
Suzanne and Meghan are using a nationally known program called Project Lead the Way to help guide them on implementing STEM in Lansing Intermediate and Lansing Elementary Schools. Each module has six lessons, with the last two lessons being a hands-on project and a problem.
In fifth grade, students have been working with the Project Lead the Way module "Earth and Its Interconnected Systems." The 5th graders learned about the Earth's Interconnected System, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Geosphere, and Hydrosphere. The students learned how the spheres are interconnected and depend on each other to make our environment work. The fifth graders' problem was, "Can you create a water filter to either filter dirty or saltwater?"
The following pictures were Mrs. Anderson's second graders who did a science experiment using three substances to see which one would dissolve candy pumpkins the quickest. "They had a blast and were shocked to find out that water dissolved the pumpkin the quickest!"
- Thank you to Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Anderson for this article and pictures!