On December 9, 2015, Pleasant Grove Elementary became the first STEM-certified school in Henry County! Please let us know if you have any unique skills or knowledge related to our areas of emphasis by contacting one or both of the following persons: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.STEM Mission: PGE exposes students to STEM engineering with a focus on environmental studies in an effort to prepare students for college and career readiness.Characteristics of the PGE STEM Program:
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: Weather5th Grade: Fishenstein - Math: Measurement; Science: DNA
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