Northport K-8 School is proud to offer to Northstar team 6, 7, and 8 grade students the opportunity to design, build and implement a STEaM Photonics Lab. The lab allows students to excel in many areas including science, math, engineering and technology that have not previously been explored. Students are utilizing the engineering design process and work in groups to develop a design plan using criteria and constraints, implementation and modification, as well as trouble shooting and executing their final design. Every step is recorded following the engineering notebook criteria for validation through replication by other students. Every procedure employs teamwork, communication skills, critical thinking, math with an emphasis on geometry and writing skills. Northport K-8 School STEaM program is a joint partnership with NSP, Laser-Tec and IRSC. Pictured are Northstar students working on a special project to save Jack Sparrow’s treasure from thieves. The program is professionally conducted by instructor, Christine Santos-Nurse. The students are passionate about the program! So passionate that the implementation design plan has been included in a special grant that is currently being developed by a team of teachers at the school chaired by principal, Glenn Rustay and coach, Deb Mock.
Author: LYNNE Gruszka
Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist