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Instructors Get To Have Fun Too!

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While instructors are busy learning content and vocabulary to run a STEM activity, LET’S GO likes to sprinkle in some hands-on fun for them. A dedicated instructor, from Washington Jesuit Academy in DC, models a ‘pollinator’ that students will make in their Ecology Academy Activity. Ecology focuses on the natural environment around us, whether its…

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Building Confidence to Teach STEM

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Building instructors’ competence and confidence to deliver high-quality STEM learning experiences is a cornerstone to fulfilling LET’S GO mission to break the cycle of poverty through STEM education and workforce development. “LET’S GO has been a critical partner with the Lakeland STEAM and Community Center that has resulted in expanding our organizational capacity to serve…

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Putting the T in STEM at Arduino

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    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…

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First Lego League Students Save Fred

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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…

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

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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…

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New Rockledge Elementary School Competitive Robotics Team Shares Positive Experiences

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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…

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Meet New 2018-2019 AmeriCorp VISTA Member

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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…

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Govans’ First Lego League Youth Meet Real-Life Engineer

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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…

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Electrifying Inspiration at Washington School for Girls

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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….

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LET’S GO Pilots New Computer Science Program in Baltimore

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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…

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