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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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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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