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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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Caution – High Voltage Circuit

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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,…

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Spread the Word!

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Feedback from our LET’S GO students and families helps the LET’S GO team gauge their impact. Recently, a STEM Scholar event brought 26 students from Anne Arundel County together. Afterwards LET’S GO reached out to all attending families for feedback. Here is one example giving us an indication of the impact our activities are having…

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Students Learn How to Think Like a Bioengineer

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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…

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Teachable Moments with Paper

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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…

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STEM Scholars on the Pathway to STEM Careers

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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…

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No wrong way to eat a Reese’s

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“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…

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STEM Scholars Train as Junior Assistants

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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…

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