Smithtown Christian School Long Island STEM

STEM

Elementary students at SCS attend STEM class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) each week in our Elementary STEM lab. Using curriculum from Amplify Science, students learn about real life problems in the world and how they can be addressed using teamwork and a variety of skill sets. Students are highly engaged in experiments and projects to develop their God-given skills to be good
stewards of God’s world.

In addition to STEM class, elementary students are invited to participate in Makerspace, a less formal opportunity to practice STEM-related concepts in small groups based on student interests.

Secondary students at SCS have the opportunity to attend STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) throughout their high school career. Students learn to investigate real-world issues and create solutions through communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Interdisciplinary learning is encouraged as students take many different science and math courses as well as the potential to take upper level courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, College Algebra, Calculus and Statistics. Students work in a flexible learning environment where experiments and projects are used to demonstrate their kindness and love towards others. In secondary STEM, there are currently four courses offered which include Coding, Computer Hardware, Introduction to STEM and STEM Elective. In these courses, students focus on using different academic skills gained throughout academic career.

For those currently in the STEM industry or with STEM experience and have potential interest in being involved in the SCS STEM committee, please contact Steven Winant for more information.

Some of the key objectives of the STEM classes are for our students to:

  • Ask questions and define problems
  • Develop and use models
  • Plan and carry out investigations
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Connect what they are already learning in Science and Math with real world problems
  • Work cooperatively with other students to solve problems
  • Develop communication skills and encourage students to share their ideas in several ways (Speaking, writing, drawing, building) 
  • Take ownership for their learning
If you would like to read more about the standards we are using to build the curriculum and how those standards were developed, you can learn more at https://www.nextgenscience.org/search-standards and https://www.nextgenscience.org/sites/default/files/resource/files/NGSSFactSheet2016revised.pdf


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thanksgiving Feast
Thursday, November 21st
SCS Tour (Pre-K-12th)
Thursday, November 21st 7 p.m.
Spirit Wear Day
Tuesday, November 26th
Thanksgiving Recess
Wednesday, November 27th -
Monday, December 2nd