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Mrs. Stuckey's R2S STEM Project
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Sunday, January 13, 2019
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Building and Coding LEGOs

Can you imagine turning a few simple LEGOs into a moving bridge?  That's exactly what Mrs. Janet Stuckey and her R2S class did.  Mrs. Stuckey, the 6th grade Math and R2S teacher at JMS, applied for a grant and was awarded $1,000 to purchase the materials for a LEGO STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) project.  The students learned how to build bridges and use a coding system to add movement and sound to their creations.  In her grant proposal, Mrs. Stuckey stated the following as her goal for this project: "LEGO Education strengthens students' understanding of science and engineering practices, including asking questions and solving problems, modeling, prototyping, investigating, analyzing and interpreting data, computational thinking, creating evidence-based discussions, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.  My students will utilize this hands-on, team-building project to cover key science topics, engineering, technology, and mathematics.  It will improve their problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration while integrating digital tools to improve computational thinking skills."  It is definitely clear from the videos and photos that she accomplished her goal.  Please watch the video below to see the excitement of the students as they learn to code their LEGOs!  Way to go Mrs. Stuckey and her R2S students!


We would also like to say a special thank to Santee Electric and SEC Bright Ideas Grant Program!  Without them, this amazing opportunity would not have been possible for the sixth graders at JMS.

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