Starbase – Making STEM fun for fifth-graders

11 Nov

Recently, I went to Starbase to see what fifth-graders from Buffalo Ridge Elementary were doing there.
Anticipation filled every single class room, as they were eager to get started with the learning objects of the day.

Different classrooms, different learning objectives

One classroom learned the difference between endothermic and exothermic reactions while experimenting with different things. In another classroom, students made their robots move about a rectangle while calculating the distance and seconds it needs to drive along the lines.
In the last classroom students used a Computer-aided Design program to make a rover model.

Many students have passed through Starbase

The Starbase here in Cheyenne has been around for 18 years, as you will hear in the video below. It has helped amaze many generations of fifth-graders and send them on the path to a job in the science field. The students have learned that math and science can be fun, and they can enjoy it.

Starbase director gives history of it, explains learning objective

You can find a video below of director Barb Marquer which will go into more detail.

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One Response to “Starbase – Making STEM fun for fifth-graders”

  1. sslaterock November 15, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    I noticed you embedded the video in wordpress–nice!

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