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Skyview students learn about science, math

It’s really all for the love of science.

Or maybe mathematics.

Engineering?

Students at Skyview Middle School will get a chance to figure it out thanks to a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics class that’s being offered.

“We just finished our first module in 3-D AutoCad design and 3-D printing,” said Todd Seip, STEM instructor at Skyview Middle School.

“The students were very excited to use iPads and computers to design their own ‘things,’ and even more excited to print those object on our new MakerBot 3-D printer.”

STEM education classes offer a variety of classes for middle school students including

• Introduces an interdisciplinary program of study consisting of rigorous and challenging courses.

• Continues to provide standards-based, structured inquiry-based and real world problem-based learning that interconnects STEM-related subjects.

• Bridges and connects in-school and out-of-school learning opportunities.

• Increases student awareness of STEM fields and occupations, especially for underrepresented populations.

• Increases student awareness of the academic requirements of STEM fields and occupations.

• Begins student exploration of STEM related careers, especially for underrepresented populations.

For those at Skyview Middle School, the students also are working on projects such as Estes model rocketry, toothpick bridge building and LEGO NXT robotics, Seip said.

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