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LET’S GO FLL Teams Qualify for Maryland State Championships!

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On January 29, our three FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from Govans Elementary, Lakeland Elementary Middle and Westport Academy competed at the Baltimore City FLL Regional Qualifier. The three teams practiced weekly to prepare for this competition. These young engineers designed, built and programmed a robot. They identified a physical or social problem faced by…

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Ecology Students Share Their Thoughts

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Hearing what our students have to say about their experiences in a STEM activity is a great way to gauge their understanding as well as see what they really thought of the class. Watch the Eagle Academy Ecology Academy students’ interviews… Getting used to worms… Feeding and touching worms… Fun to observe science… Touching and…

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Science Olympiad Team Visits John’s Hopkins University

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On February 7, 2019, the Westport Academy’s Maryland Science Olympiad team was invited to a workshop where they tested their competing build designs with students at John’s Hopkins University. In preparation for the March 9, 2019 regional competition at Morgan State University, 11 students traveled with their projects for the build events they will compete in, including…

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Ride the Waves

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Can sound waves be used as a way to communicate? Imagine whispering a word as soft as you can to your friend sitting next to you. In a bustling coffee shop, s/he wouldn’t hear a thing, but in a quiet room, you might be able to decipher the word. This is not the case for…

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How High Can It Bounce?

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The young scientists of Govans Elementary in Baltimore City had a fun day exploring STEM topics with some local high school students. The Towson High School National Science Honors Society facilitated STEM stations with youth who participate in the LET’S GO after-school STEM program. At one station, students loved making ice cream and eating it….

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Wanted – DC Interns

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LET’S GO is currently identifying national level internships for our STEM Scholars Program! Dr. Sharolyn Kamawaki-Schulz worked with our STEM students at Paul PCS in Washington DC to introduce the NIH HiSTEP program. The NIH program gives students the opportunity to explore STEM careers that may be otherwise unfamiliar to them and connect with peers…

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We all fall down!

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What goes up must come down: paper airplanes, basketballs, parachutes, leaves falling from the trees, even you. Curious to see if this statement was true, students were given the opportunity to put this concept to the test. Given a multitude of items, students made a hypothesis about which objects would fall and which ones would…

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Computational Thinking In Action

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“Coding is part of what is called computational thinking, and computational thinking is a fundamental set of skills all students need to learn if they want to be prepared for the future real-world challenges they will encounter. This approach to problem solving can help students in all STEM subjects and beyond. Computational thinking involves: Decomposition, Generalization (Pattern…

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Spring Into Action!

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FBR Branch Boys & Girls Club, a new cohort is introduced to LEGO robotics via WeDo 2.0. Many of the new students got wind of the exciting activities happening in robotics club the old fashioned way, through word of mouth. Students were referred to robotics, by their parents and the staff at the Boys and…

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Young Innovators Practice Imaginative Thinking and Teamwork

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This year LET’S GO supported FIRST® LEGO® League teams in three Baltimore City Out-of-School-Time programs: Govan’s Elementary, Lakeland Elementary Middle, and Westport Academy. Our two Baltimore STEM Directors have provided over 75 hours of technical assistance and mentoring to the coaches and team members enabling them to be ready to compete at the upcoming Baltimore…

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