Thanks to the hard work of Bryant Ranch School classroom teacher, Wendy Fong, and Science Teacher on Special Assignment, Jenner Rasic, third grade families at had the opportunity to enjoy a night of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, also known as STEM. STEM education is a new approach to teaching that transforms classrooms into an exciting world of curiosity, problem solving, and creativity.
Traditional disciplines of science and math are brought to life with real-world connections that incorporate the engineering design process and current technology. Students take the lead in this project-based learning environment allowing for in-depth understanding and big-picture connections.
The evening included 4 missions for families: Building a Boat, Space Docking, Tallest Tower, and Straw Rockets. Volunteers from the Orange County Astronomers Club also brought their telescopes for viewings of the night sky. All in all, the night was a successful event promoting logic, investigation, and solutions for real-world challenges. Great job, Explorers!