Carver Magnet Elementary School was recently awarded a grant from the 3M Corporation in the amount of $9,995.00 to purchase materials to engage the students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences. The 3M Corporation has awarded Carver Magnet Elementary School 33 educational grants since 2009 for a total of over $119,000.
This year’s winning grant application, entitled “Engage Me,” is based on the first “E” of the five phases of science education, “Engage.” The five E's of science education are: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. A variety of materials will be purchased that will “Engage” and excite students about the subject matter so learning will occur.
• To introduce students to electrostatics, the Van De Graaff generator will quite literally "spark" student curiosity with 100,000 - 400,000 volts to provide a "hair raising" experience.
• A Laser Theater light show in Carver’s Young Astronaut Lab will inspire and engage students about the scientific properties of light.
• The ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover will allow students the ability to program a robot to carry an item, feed a pet, or even guard a room.
• SmartMax Magnet Sets will be introduce student to magnetism and give them the opportunity to build and engineer designs.
• K’NEX spatial building sets will be used to build and launch water rockets