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Celebrating Pi Day in Annapolis

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Seven of our STEM Scholars from Govans Elementary represented LET’S GO at the Maryland STEM Festival Pi Day event on March 14 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Students from dozens of local schools attended the event and learned from our scholars about computer programming and LEGO robotics. Pi Day is an annual celebration…

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Safe Landing

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall among his other egg friends waiting to descend from the top of the staircase, as the students from Bishop Walker School for Boys counted down from 10 to begin the launch of their spacecraft designs which held what would normally be their scrambled breakfasts. However, today’s goal was not…

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Exploring 3D Printing

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Westport STEM Scholars and members of the 8th grade class were invited to Digital Harbor Foundation on March 13 to experience the process of 3D printing. The students learned about the 3D printing history and applications in STEM-based fields. They also learned about printing design software, Tinkercad, and even got to design their own key…

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Westport Academy Places Third at 2019 Maryland Science Olympiad Scrimmage

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The Westport Academy Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) team showed off their knowledge and skills at the 2019 afterschool MSO Scrimmage hosted by Johns Hopkins University. After receiving a tour of the campus where they learned about all the different STEM opportunities and majors the college offers, eight teammates put their best efforts forward in four…

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The Windy City Challenge

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Take a look at Make It Work, our exciting hands-on engineering program at Washington Jesuit Academy. Students were challenged to work together to design and build a wind turbine that spins when the wind blows. Catching the wind can be tricky business. Students designed multiple models testing the effectiveness of the turbine using different sized…

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Baltimore FIRST LEGO League Teams Compete in the State Championships

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On Saturday, February 23, LET’S GO’s three Baltimore based FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams competed in the State Championship, after having won at their regional competition. They joined 80 teams of students ages 9-14 from all over Maryland. The teams faced this year’s challenge theme of “Into Orbit” head-on. These young engineers designed, built and…

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Recycling Designs

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Watch a LET’S GO’s STEM scholar as she engages in the retesting component of the Engineering Design Process (EDP). Perseverance is developed as students follow the EDP to plan, design, build, test, redesign, and retest their brush bots in a continuous improvement cycle. During her initial test, the student notices her bot only moves in…

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I’m an Engineer!

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Young Engineers at the Lakeland STEAM center engage in STEM practices all the time. In the STEAM Explorers program 3rd and 4th graders planned and carried out investigations on how different materials react to the upward draft in their home-made wind-tunnel. They used different materials and speeds on the fan to test their wind-tunnel. Engineering…

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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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