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Getting Feet Wet Autonomously

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As the students of Bishop Walker School for Boys prepare for the upcoming school year, we reflect on their very first LEGO Robotics experience. LEGO Robotics uses engineering and science concepts to help students unconsciously learn skills like problem solving, inquiry, and collaboration. These skills are developed by completing a series of engineering and coding…

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Westport Academy Visits Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center

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Although the school year was coming to an end at Westport Academy, exciting LET’S GO STEM Scholar Program opportunities are still happening! On Wednesday, June 5th, thirteen 3rd –5th graders from the STEM Club got to experience the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center and learn what it takes to be a naturalist in their own…

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Wondering in Haiti!

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), ideas and concepts are all around us. They define how our world works, and show us how all living and non-living things are connected and dependent on one another. It is no wonder that students’ imaginations at Lekol Harvey (Helping Haitian Angels), our international partner in Haiti since 2017, are…

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It’s Peanut Butter And Jelly Time In Girls Who Code

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How many steps does it take to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Fewer if you use functions. A function is a list of steps in a program that are all wrapped up together. Functions help programmers logically group pieces of code to make it easier to read and reuse in multiple places. Try out the…

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Hands-on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math for Families

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The link between successful STEM careers and family involvement in STEM learning is well researched and established. Family engagement is critical in developing and shaping a student’s STEM Identity, or the degree to which they can see themselves as a STEM person. One powerful influencer in realizing this STEM Identity is when a student can…

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Charity Golf Tournament & Silent Auction Raises Over $50K

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On the afternoon of May 16, 2019, golf foursomes with team names such as, The Broker, The Friends, and the Indian Creek Warriors teed-off at the Baltimore Country Club’s Five Farms East Course in Lutherville, MD to raise funds at the LET’S GO Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Reception. In all, nine…

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May THE FOURTH Be With You

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May, THE FOURTH historically marked the fourth annual STEM pop up event in Anne Arundel County. What better day for our STEM scholars to learn about the science and technology behind droids. May, THE FOURTH, as it has been popularly coined, is celebrated by Star Wars science fiction fans, and STEM lovers alike.  While the…

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Electro Celebration

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Makey Makey is an electronic tool that allows students to connect everyday items—foil, fruit, and more to their computers. Students can play Pac-Man using those items as command controls. Makey Makey is a great way to incorporate circuitry and coding into a very fun and innovative activity. Students were tasked with working in groups, figuring…

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2019 College and Career Luncheon Series

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May 2019 was an exciting month for the 4th-8th grade LET’S GO STEM Scholars at Westport Academy who participated in the inaugural College and Career Luncheon Series. Four STEM professionals with diverse careers and backgrounds came to Westport to speak to the students during their lunch times. The guest speakers told students about their personal…

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Utilizing STEM to Catch the Wind

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Students build a model of a wind turbine as a way to “Catch the Wind” Wind is a very efficient renewable resource that can be ‘captured’ as a source of electrical power. Students experimented with making the blades turn as part of the wind collection process for a turbine. At the end of the session…

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