GMS STEM News
Nov. 3 Vol. 12
Digital Astrophotography PBL
The GMS STEM Academy classes will be involved in an astronomy program entitled “Youth Capture The Colorful Cosmos.” This program is sponsored by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, and the Harvard College Observatory.
Each STEM student will become an astronomer-photographer and capture digital pictures of objects in outer space, using real robotic telescopes that they control via the Internet. Then they'll use computer software and their artistic creativity to present their favorite views of the universe by building an astronomy photo exhibit, 3-dimensional sculptures, and/or digital presentations.
The unit will begin tomorrow with a visit from the Fort Worth Museum's mobile planetarium. We will also have visiting astronomers teaching about telescopes and distance learning engagements. It should be a wonderful experience for everyone!
GMS Star Party
STEM Student Spotlight
I used to do Karate outside of school. I don't have any pets. My favorite colors are pink and purple. I want to be a teacher when I grow up so I can teach people how to learn.
I like to play basketball and volleyball outside of school. In basketball I am the point guard. I dribble well and I am good at shooting baskets. I do not have any pets. My favorite color is blue. I want to be a chemical engineer when I grow up. I think that it would be cool to get to mix substances together and create something else.
I like to dance, sing, and ride my bike. My very favorite thing to do is read. I also love school. I'm on the GMS Math and science competition club. I am also on the Pony Pride dance team. I used to have a fish named "Fishie". My favorite color is neon purple. I want to be an author, an inventor, a scientist, and an engineer when I grow up.
FREE STEM MAGAZINE AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS EACH MONTH Have you noticed that each month, on our campus website, we post a link to a FREE STEM magazine? Please take the time to explore this wonderful resource each month and discuss articles with your children and family! There are some wonderful connections to the work we are doing with STEM at GMS in each month's issue. Click here to access this month's issue!
In this month's issue, there is a great article that talks all about the importance of STEM in school and it highlights the use of the Engineering Design Process.