Hello everyone! I’m Ms. B, and I’m thrilled to be teaching STEM at Discovery Charter School. Our curriculum is divided into three exciting trimesters, each focusing on a different theme: The Living World, Technology, and Engineering. I’m passionate about providing my students with hands-on learning experiences, whether it’s exploring ecosystems and our outdoor spaces, diving into new technology, or fostering creativity through engineering challenges. My goal is to ignite students’ curiosity and help them develop essential skills in science, technology, and engineering.

Kindergarten & First Grade

 

Our second trimester focus is Technology! Kindergarten and First grade students will be introduced to the world of patterns using basic technology tools. Students will use digital tools to create and identify their own patterns, as well as follow the patterns of others. We will use Chromebooks, Sphero Indi robots, and Artie 3000 robots.

Second & Third Grade

 

Our second trimester focus is Technology! Second and third grade students will strengthen their tech fluency by constructing code blocks. Students will practice basic pattern identification and construction, with an emphasis on creating visual representations. We will use Chromebooks, Sphero Indi robots, and Artie 3000 robots. 

Fourth & Fifth Grade

 

Our second trimester focus is Technology! Fourth and fifth grade students will strengthen their coding skills and begin creating algorithms. Students will write simple block code, piece together algorithms, and solve problems using logical thinking. We will use Chromebooks, iPads, 3D printers, and Artie 3000 robots.

Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade

 

Our second trimester focus is Technology! Middle school students will explore the intersection of technology, engineering, and robotics. Students will use project-based learning and critical thinking to program simple robots and apply principles of automation. We will use Chromebooks, iPads, 3D printers, and Sphero Bolt robots.

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Recyclable Donations List

Hello DCS Families!

The STEM classroom goes through quite a few materials in a year. 

Here is a list of common household items that I would happily accept for scrap builds. 

 I’ve highlighted items that we run through very quickly:

  • Egg cartons (thoroughly cleaned)
  • Soft-sided cardboard boxes (cereal, crackers, etc.) (thoroughly cleaned)
  • Hard plastic containers (yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) (thoroughly cleaned)
  • Bottle caps
  • Newspaper
  • Construction paper
  • Paper towel rolls (not toilet paper)
  • Paper cups, bowls, and plates
  • Fabric scraps (larger than a hand)
  • Yarn
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Liquid Glue Bottles
  • Scotch Masking Tape
  • Clear tape
  • Duct tape
  • Twist ties
  • Zip ties
  • Rubber bands
  • Paperclips
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Beads
  • Q-tips
  • Toothpicks
Help make our STEM classroom Great!

STEM GALLERY