STEM days are a monthly event here at PGE. The day begins with a school-wide assembly that focuses on an element of STEM education. Students then spend their day engaged in the engineering design process.
- STEM Units- Teachers integrate one extended STEM unit in their class every semester. Students are given a challenge in which they have to use engineering design model and the current science and math standards to design an innovative solution to the problem.
- STEM Competitions- Students have multiple opportunities to participate in school-wide, district, and state competitions throughout the year. These competitions range from Science Fairs to Robotics.
- Science Lab- Once a week, every student attends Science Lab as an elective. Students work on science content, and STEM projects that align with their current science standards or the school-wide project.
School-Wide Project- Each grade level is working on a yearlong project that focuses on conservation and environmental engineering. Evidence of student work can be found in our outdoor lab.
Summer Camp- Every summer PGE offers a STEM summer camp for students and children in the community. Each summer students work and engineer a project that positively impacts the environment.
First Semester STEM Units
Kindergarten: Rollercoaster - Math: Shapes; Science: Types of Motion
1st Grade: Weather Instrument - Math: Counting; Science: Weather
2nd Grade: Stomp Rocket - Math: Measurement; Science: Push and Pull
3rd Grade: Water Filtration System - Math: Graphing; Science: Pollution
4th Grade: Weather Station - Math: Measurement; Science: Weather
Second Semester STEM Units
Kindergarten: Monarchs - Math: Counting; Science: Living Organisms
1st Grade: Magnetic Racecar - Math: Time; Science: Magnets
2nd Grade: Hand Pollinator - Math: Graphing; Science: Living Organisms
3rd Grade: Disappearing Frog - Math: Graphing; Science: Habitats
4th Grade: Angry Birds Come to Life - Math: Angles; Science: Simple Machines
5th Grade: Fishenstein - Math: 3D Shapes; Science: Electricity