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Caution – High Voltage Circuit

Posted by:Kandace Couts

LET’S GO hosted its Third Annual Spring Pop-Up Event in collaboration with Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems, Maker-Kidz, and Annapolis Maritime Museum in May and it was a huge success! Overall, this was LET’S GO’s fourth STEM event. Attendees created musical pencils using electrical circuits called Drawdios. Students learned; the difference between open and closed circuits,…

Students Learn How to Think Like a Bioengineer

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

On April 5, 2019, LET’S GO was invited to participate in the annual Lakeland STEM Fest—an entire school day dedicated to STEM learning at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School. Among many other local STEM partners in Baltimore, LET’S GO facilitated activities for students that encouraged hands-on, minds-on STEM learning. 90 eighth graders spent their morning with LET’S…

Teachable Moments with Paper

Posted by:Kandace Couts

We use paper to capture our hopes, our dreams, and our thoughts, but paper has served more than just these functions. It has been our friend, our entertainment on a hot summer day, and our teacher. The students at Washington School for Girls had a blast imagining, planning, designing and testing paper airplanes using the…

STEM Scholars on the Pathway to STEM Careers

Posted by:Debbie

While all youth are capable of learning and great success, too many lack the resources and support necessary to persist in STEM education. LET’S GO STEM Scholars, youth with demonstrated STEM interest and persistence, participate in a variety of STEM activities and competition teams, school and career exploration, and family engagement events designed to further…

No wrong way to eat a Reese’s

Posted by:Kandace Couts

“There is no wrong way to eat a Reese’s.” This just so happens to apply to more than just the peanut butter filled chocolate candy. The students at Paul PCS were asked to design and build a cutting-edge device to launch seedling trees and wildflowers (represented by marshmallows) into a field that had been devastated…

STEM Scholars Train as Junior Assistants

Posted by:Amanda Porter

The latest training for the STEM after-school program at Govans Elementary School featured some new faces! STEM Scholars Aniyah and Kaylin joined the training session to become Junior Assistants. They joined after-school teachers Ms. Crosby, Ms. Jones, Ms. Cooper, Ms. James, Ms. Gabuton, and high school intern Catarina in engineering humane traps to catch invasive…

Water from the Well

Posted by:Kandace Couts

Did you know that humans are made of 60% water? Water is essential to all living organisms. Plumbing and irrigation bring water from rivers, lakes, and oceans straight to our homes. In ancient civilizations, humans dug wells to access water sources. How did early humans get water from these deep wells? They used their imagination…

Westport Academy’s Science Olympiad Team Competes at the 2019 MSO Baltimore City Regionals

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

March 9 was an amazing day at the Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) Baltimore City Regional Tournament for Westport Academy. Along with their dedicated coaches, Ms. Green and Ms. Pagan and mentors from LET’S GO and Charm City Science League, the Westport MSO team represented their school with pride. Westport joined hundreds of other students from Baltimore…

Celebrating Pi Day in Annapolis

Posted by:Amanda Porter

Seven of our STEM Scholars from Govans Elementary represented LET’S GO at the Maryland STEM Festival Pi Day event on March 14 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Students from dozens of local schools attended the event and learned from our scholars about computer programming and LEGO robotics. Pi Day is an annual celebration…

Westport Academy Places Third at 2019 Maryland Science Olympiad Scrimmage

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

The Westport Academy Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) team showed off their knowledge and skills at the 2019 afterschool MSO Scrimmage hosted by Johns Hopkins University. After receiving a tour of the campus where they learned about all the different STEM opportunities and majors the college offers, eight teammates put their best efforts forward in four…

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