STARBASE is a five week program offered to 5th grade students. The goal of the program is to motivate El Sol students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with the hope that they will be inspired to continue their education in one of these areas.
Each week students learn through an inquiry-based curriculum which offers “hands-on, mind-on” activities. They study Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s principle; explore nanotechnology, navigation and mapping. Students explore the field of engineering by using computers to design space stations, all-terrain vehicles, and submarines. Math is also embedded throughout the curriculum and students use metric measurement, estimation, calculation geometry and data analysis to solve questions. At the end of the five weeks, students build and launch their own rockets. STARBASE gives students the opportunity to engage in real world math and science application.
For more information about STARBASE please contact Mrs. Tellez at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (714) 543 – 0023.