Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point….
Youth at Govans Elementary learn how the Engineering Design Process is a tool they can use to solve problems. Working with students from Loyola University they had to design a tower to lift a frog up 10 inches so it didn’t get eaten by alligators, using a few index cards, a ruler, tape, and scissors….
For the second year in a row, middle schoolers at Westport Academy attended the Baltimore City Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) Tournament with the support of their coaches, LET’S GO staff and their Charm City Science League (CCSL) Mentors. Six middle schoolers from Westport Academy competed in 6 events. Sisters Ziaysia and Kicia Gunn won first…
Thank You SB7 Community Enhancement Grant and the Plank Family Foundation for supporting LET’S GO’S work to offer high quality, hands-on minds-on STEM to youth in the Westport Community. These activities teach students STEM concepts (which support their math and science education), expose students to STEM careers, and help students develop life skills needed for…
Former FIRST LEGO League team members, Davonte and Quanye, visted the Westport FIRST LEGO League team to share some of their experiences when they were on the team. Davonte helped the team improve their building techniques, while Quanye shared his programming knowledge with the rookie coach, Michael. Currently in 8th grade at Westport Academy, these LET’S GO…
Michael L. is a mechanical engineer with MC Dean. He volunteers one afternoon a week supporting the LET’ S GO FIRST LEGO League team at Westport Academy. The students gain valuable experiences when they meet and work alongside STEM professionals.
These 2nd grade students needed lots of concentration as they explored how different size gears increase or decrease the speed of rotation during their STEM time with Ms. Tracy. We love seeing facilitators infuse math and minds-on learning into their lesson.
Middle school students in Baltimore used tools, like a soldering iron, to complete their LET’S GO Electro Brushbot, a simple homemade robot. The Electro activity is centered on learning basic concepts of electricity.
To understand how programming works requires a step by step process. WeDo is an introduction to the world of coding. It combines the tinkering and engineering of a robot that then puts coding into action. Third grade students at the Congress Heights Campus, Eagle Academy PCS in Washington, D.C. have been exploring just that this Fall 2017.
Learning about Ecology and the natural world around us takes hands on and minds on. Students in DC learn by doing when they germinate a seed and then care for this plant as it matures in the LET’S GO Ecology Academy Activity!