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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…

Electrifying Inspiration at Washington School for Girls

Posted by:Jacqueline

Washington School for Girls in Washington, DC wanted to brighten up student knowledge about energy and electricity. This year, girls from both campuses come on Saturdays to learn all about electrical circuits using different materials. In the lesson, Squishy Circuits, students experiment with Play-Doh, modeling clay, and a battery pack to light up LED bulbs….

LET’S GO Pilots New Computer Science Program in Baltimore

Posted by:Debbie

LET’S GO is piloting an new computer Science program with 5th grade students at Govans Elementary School in north Baltimore. These students are learning how to build their own simple electrical circuits and then program a micro-controller which controls the behavior of the circuit. These ambitious students are learning the important 21st century skills of…

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…

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