STEM Courses Offered At Campus:
Dear Students and Campus Middle School Families,
Welcome to the STEM program at Campus Middle School! I am excited to be your STEM teacher this year, as we learn and innovate together, driven by curiosity into the endless possibilities of learning.
The STEM education program, with the rewarding acronym of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is not only disciplinary-based learning, but also a methodology to explore the world of our existence. Undergoing study from our program, you will be embedded in hands-on projects, team-oriented problem-solving, and putting your developed skills into place, giving foundation to your career for the future ahead. Not only will it educate us with the "how," but also understand the "why", thus instilling a deeper sense of enlightenment and appreciation of the wonders of science and technology.
At Campus, we will explore exciting things together from the basics of coding and robotics to the wonders of ecological systems and principles of engineering design. We will question, experiment, fail, learn, and succeed together. Our class will be a place of respect, inclusiveness, and encouragement where every question holds its value and each effort is celebrated.
I welcome our students to join with curious minds, keen interest, and openhearted spirit for exploration. I am more than excited to collaborate with you on this learning journey that betters children's interests and also recognizes their success. Together, we will build an enriching STEM community here at Campus Middle School.
I expect this time at Campus to be great for exploring and developing children. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or to talk about any ideas of your own. We will make this experience one the kids won't ever forget!
Campus Middle School
8th grade Tech Wood Working
"Welcome to Tech Wood Working! Get ready to dive into the exciting world of manufacturing processes and fabrication. In this introductory course, you'll master the art of working safely with hand tools and power equipment, from the drill press to the laser cutter, becoming a pro at handling tools like a true engineer. But it's not just about tools—it's about understanding materials too. Explore the physical characteristics of different wood types, discovering how these properties influence your project designs. Measurement, layout, and safety will be your guiding principles on this hands-on journey. Showcase your tool proficiency by creating a functional pen, laser-engraved with precision. The best part? All projects you create are yours to keep, tangible reminders of the skills you've developed. So, buckle up for a semester of creativity, precision, and a whole lot of fun in the world of Tech Wood Working!"
8th grade Gearing up for STEM
Calling all middle school thrill-seekers! Get ready to embark on the ultimate journey of adventure and skill-building with "Gear Up for STEM! Exploring Bike and Ski Maintenance." In this high-energy class, you'll become a master of two incredible worlds: the sleek, speedy universe of bicycles and the snowy, heart-pounding domain of skiing and snowboarding. Learn how to care for and fine-tune your bike's performance, from tire maintenance to chain care, and then dive into the snow sports scene, mastering ski and snowboard upkeep, including waxing, edge sharpening, and binding adjustments. It's hands-on excitement, from the slopes to the trails! With safety as our top priority, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to venture out safely. Plus, these aren't just skills for today; they're skills for life. So, whether you're cruising on two wheels or shredding down the slopes, this class promises unforgettable adventures, new friends, and lifelong skills that will keep you rolling and gliding with confidence!
7th grade Tech Design and Engineering 7
"Welcome to STEM: Tech Design and Engineering 7! In this exciting quarter-long class, you'll dive into the world of Onshape, a cutting-edge 3D CAD software used by professional engineers. Get ready to unravel the secrets of solid modeling as we embark on the journey of designing, creating, and prototyping 3D projects using the Engineering Design Process. But here's the real kicker: we're not just stopping at the screen. With hands-on experience, you'll bring your creations to life using the class laser cutter to make your designs tangible. Get ready for a quarter filled with innovation, hands-on learning, and the thrill of turning your digital designs into real-world wonders!"
7th grade STEAM Explorations
"Welcome to STEAM Explorations — a semester-long adventure in the dynamic world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics! Immerse yourself in a journey of creativity and innovation as we delve into Onshape, the 3D CAD software favored by top-notch engineers. Brace yourself for the excitement of working with Accelerometers, unraveling the mysteries of motion-sensing technology. But that's not all—get ready to ignite your curiosity with hands-on experience in circuitry and soldering techniques, mastering the art of electronic wizardry. And the grand finale? Bring your digital and electronic creations to life using our cutting-edge laser cutter. Join us for a semester of STEAM Explorations — where innovation knows no bounds!"
Embark on an exciting journey into the realm of Robotics! This course is your gateway to the thrilling fusion of coding, circuitry, and robotics through a series of captivating problem-based projects. Dive into age-appropriate content, immersing yourself in hands-on projects that utilize the cutting-edge Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy alongside the powerful Lego EV3 robots. As a Robotics enthusiast, you'll take on a myriad of tasks, honing your programming skills to command your robots through an array of exciting challenges. Get ready to code, create, and conquer in the dynamic world of Robotics!
6th grade STEM 6
Step into the world of STEM 6, where innovation, design, and scientific exploration take center stage! This course is your gateway to the dynamic processes of engineering and scientific inquiry, offering students a hands-on experience in problem-solving. Through a mix of activities, projects, and problem-based learning, STEM students not only develop crucial skills but also gain a deep understanding of course concepts.
But here's the twist – we're not stopping at the conventional. In addition to tackling environmental issues, exploring robotics, and engaging in physical science challenges, STEM 6 introduces a unique component. Brace yourself for the Rubik's Cube Challenge, where students apply the engineering design process to conquer the intricacies of solving Rubik's Cubes. It's a thrilling fusion of problem-solving, critical thinking, and hands-on engineering, making STEM6 an exhilarating journey into the realms of innovation, all while sharpening math and science prowess. Get ready for a semester packed with exciting projects that go beyond the ordinary!