STEM 6/7 A

Why This Class

Keeping your student focused in an area like STEM can be a challenge—if they can’t see the fun or personal relevance behind a scientific concept, their attention can easily drift elsewhere. This course focuses on one of the coolest scientific topics of all: our planet Earth! Students will learn to connect how atoms and energy interact to create Earth systems, and consequently, the complexities of the Earth around us.

Through hands-on projects, mentors help the students discover how the smallest, most basic components of our universe can combine to create complexities that are not yet understood. Students will also get a chance to explore the lost language of math, and use the beautiful simplicity of basic mathematical equations to both better understand and describe the world we all live in.

Overarching Questions

What is an atom and what are its components?

How do atoms connect to energy?

How do atoms and energy interact with Earth systems?

Reading List


This course requires a few supplies. Please see the book list in SIS for details.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 6th, 7th

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live

Credits: 0.5

*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some of these projects. All classes will include supplemental projects and optional readings.

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.