In the future, despite many unknowns, we recognize that 80% of the jobs will fall into the catergories of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This knowledge is our guiding force in the formation of STEM labs. These labs will prepare our students for their future through an interactive, hands-on approach. 2014-15 was the charter year for STEM labs at Lamar School for 6th and 7th graders. In the fall of 2015, thanks to generous supporters of the capital campaign, we were able to upgrade our middle school STEM labs to Pitsco labs, add a Pitsco STEM lab for grades 3 through 5, and a robotics program.
STEM labs are a highlight for 6th and 7th grade students. High School Journalism students interviewed STEM students to find out what they have learned and why they love the STEM lab.
What’s the best part of STEM lab?
What have you learned from STEM lab?
Why do you think STEM lab is important?
What has been your favorite STEM lab project and why?
"In STEM Lab, we don't read out of textbooks. We get to use our imagination and our hands. It's all from our minds, not books. We learn to solve problems. STEM Lab has taught me how to use technology in the future. We will have knowledge from middle school that will aid us in college. For the Architecture Project, we had to draw blueprints. It was my favorite. It taught me how expensive all the electricity was. I know to start saving up a while before a project and that I need a plan."
-- Stella 7th grade