Empire After School & Black Rock Forest Consortium Summer STEM Program 2021
This six-week summer program will serve up to 90 scholars in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District that will be in grades 6, 7, or 8 in September 2021.
The program will begin on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 and end on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
STEM scholars will participate in this hands-on, activity based program at Black Rock Forest from 9:30am - 1:30pm. School meals and transportation will be provided.
Overview of the program:
Science goals will include but not be limited to:
- Promoting Science skills that target those skills needed for success on the 4th and 8th grade NYS Science Assessment
- Life Science skills: ecosystems, food webs, food chains, wildlife, observation, measurement, weather, soil measurements, & stream measurements
- Other skills include: Graphing & analyzing data, constructing & interpolating charts
- Writing observations of field trip activities
- Writing laboratory experiments
- Collecting scientific data for observation, interpretation, & analysis
- Development of higher level critical thinking skills
- Development of cooperative learning & independent learning
- Involvement in team problem solving activities
- Gain experience with use of scientific apparatus
- Promoting enjoyable science research & problem solving
- Creating an atmosphere where metrics & accurate measurement are absorbed & put into practice
Mathematics goals will include but not be limited to:
- Promote mathematics skills and concepts that target those skills necessary for success on the NYS grade 6 and grade 7 math assessments
- Provide a variety of real-world situations for collaborative problem solving activities
- Provide opportunities to use mathematics in real-life environments and applications
- Provide opportunities to reinforce basic math skills while exploring real-life phenomena outside a typical mathematics classroom
- Provide opportunities to collect, record, display, analyze, interpret and make predictions using scientific data from real-world situations and applications
- Promote development of higher order thinking skills
- Provide opportunities for collaborative and independent learning in non-traditional setting
- Experience using mathematics content and skills in a scientific, research environment
- Gain experience in using appropriate tools for measuring as well as accuracy in measuring in real-world applications and situations
ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Strategist, Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com). We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!