Patrick Henry recently celebrated the grand opening of the STEM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for the 2019-2020 school year, funded by PHF.
Thanks to the support and generous donations of our Henry community, our school was able to:
Purchase equipment and supplies for the Lab
Purchase lesson plans and kits (English and Spanish) from Engineering is Elementary, an award-winning curriculum by Museum of Science in Boston.
Provide teacher training from an Engineering is Elementary trainer.
STEM Education allows our students to analyze, discover, problem-solve, and get creative through problem-based learning. By using this approach in the lab, students can be risk-takers, critical thinkers, and innovators to solve real-world challenges. Done through a combination of learning strategies, students discover the nature of a problem, analyze, and understand the variables involved to gain new perspectives.
STEM Lab Volunteers
Volunteering in the STEM Lab is a great way to meet teachers and help foster the love of STEM in our kids as you assist them with fun, hands-on activities. A VIPS badge is required.
If you're interested in volunteering, contact us.