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Putting the T in STEM at Arduino

Posted by:Kandace Couts

    LET’S GO is putting the T in STEM, as they expand their curriculum and offerings to include computer science. Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 marked the first ever High School ARDUINO program offered by LET’S GO at Paul Public Charter School. The new computer science program is led by, LET’S GO contractor and Board…

First Lego League Students Save Fred

Posted by:Kandace Couts

What happens to a gummy worm named Fred, when his boat capsizes, he cannot swim and he is stuck on the top of a boat without his life saver jacket, which is stuck inside his boat? It’s LET’S GO First Lego League (FLL) students to the rescue.  In teams of two, students try to save…

LET’S GO ‘Hands-On, Minds-On’ Ripple Effect in Haiti

Posted by:Jacqueline

Haitian teachers at Lekol [Eng:school] Harvey feeling inspired and excited to share with their  students the wonders and challenges within STEM after a two-day training in August 2018. Instructors first explored static electricity with their students and after that lesson, students and teachers alike shared their excitement for STEM. The ‘hands-on, minds-on’ learning concept means…

New Rockledge Elementary School Competitive Robotics Team Shares Positive Experiences

Posted by:Kandace Couts

Rockledge Elementary School in Bowie, MD starts a Competitive Robotics Team with a little help from LET’S GO. Team members share their positive learning experiences with us. “Programming robots was the best! I loved being in charge of how it moved with my help of giving it commands on the computer!” “The robots were fun…

Meet New 2018-2019 AmeriCorp VISTA Member

Posted by:Debbie

Ellin Rittler is serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member this year with the LET’S GO Boys and Girls team in Baltimore to develop a program that will provide customized, targeted STEM enrichment experiences for LET’S GO STEM Scholars. She will be implementing STEM Scholar events and developing processes for connecting LET’S GO STEM scholars to…

Govans’ First Lego League Youth Meet Real-Life Engineer

Posted by:Debbie

Govans’ First Lego League team (FLL) got a visit from a real-life engineer! Pete Baker, an electrical engineer from the aerospace division of Northrop Grumman came to Govans to speak with the fourth and fifth graders on the team. They discussed what engineers do on a day-to-day basis and were able to see some behind…

STEM Scholar Leads Grade School Engineers

Posted by:Debbie

Quanye, a freshman at Ben Franklin High School in Baltimore City, has been a student in LET’S GO STEM activities for the past few years. This year he is developing his workforce skills as a paid assistant coach with the FIRST LEGO League team at Westport Academy. He is helping the 4th and 5th grade…

High Flying Eagles Embrace Nature!

Posted by:Jacqueline

During Summer Camp at Eagle Academy PCS in Washington DC, students grew more intrigued by the simple yet complex ways of nature. Ecology Academy teaches students to better understand their environment. They begin to realize the importance of all creatures and to take better care of their environment, which ultimately leads to a better ecosystem…

Robotics is turning heads at STEM ZONE!

Posted by:Jacqueline

At STEM ZONE, students who were not able to or did not get the chance to experience robotics at their school were able to witness a finished build and successful code first hand. LETS GO selected students from each school to host an activity table for robotics at the event. This was to let the…

Keeping up with Coding!

Posted by:Jacqueline

In addition to using our own STEM curriculum, LET’S GO Team members seek out other curriculum. Some LET’S GO partners have large STEM programs and they require diversity in STEM technical skills, including programming. LET’S GO trained under Code in the Schools recently to understand where coding is moving for elementary, middle and high school…

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