STEM Blog

Snow Removal STEM Fun!

Despite the lack of snow in Maryland this year, SLS Cyber STEM students were challenged to design and build a snowplow out of index cards, attach it to an Ozobot robot, and program the robot to navigate a simulated town while removing snow. Students watched a MythBusters Discovery Education video that demonstrated various plow designs, then worked in teams to design and build their own plow. Once their plow was built, each team planned out a path using Ozobot programming color codes for direction, speed, timers, exits and more. Teams are now using the engineering refinement process to try out a design, observe how well it works, then modify and improve their design and code to increase the amount of snow each plow can remove!

Third Grade Engineers

Today, 3rd grade math students put their engineering skills to the test! Students worked together to solve multiplication problems while building towers using a limited number of resources. Critical thinking was the name of the game, and they rose to the challenge!

 

6th Annual STEM Family Fun Night!

As a part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration, we hosted our 6th Annual Family STEM Night. Eric Energy did not disappoint and had the crowd excited and engaged. We did some fun activities In our classrooms making balloon powered cars and loop flyers while learning about aerodynamics and wind-power along the way. Our three FIRST Lego League teams kicked-off the night demonstrating their programming skills and did an awesome job! We congratulate them on their success in the FLL competition and wish them the best of luck as they move forward to the state competition. As always, we are grateful to our parent coaches and the students for their dedication and cannot wait to see what is next! Lastly a great by SLS "Thank You" to all the teachers and staff who stayed to help out – we couldn’t do it without you!

Balloon powered car fun!

Mrs. Riggin ready to facilitate one of our STEM activities tonight at the 6th Annual SLS STEM Family Fun Night!

STEM Family Night!

Come learn from our award-winning FIRST LEGO League teams at 6:30 PM, be part of Eric Energy’s Science Spectacular at 7:00 PM, followed by series of age-appropriate hands-on STEM activities in our classrooms. Don’t miss the opportunity to win a 3D pen, a LEGO set or a hydraulic building kit.

Sludge Buddies visit local farm to prepare for FLL Maryland State competition

SLS FIRST Lego League preparation for the Maryland State competition continues! On Monday, the Sludge Buddies visited a local farm to present their project and gather more ideas on water reclamation in agriculture. In exchange, they learned about new methods that farmers are using to sustain production while protecting the environment. Many thanks to Mr. Tom Cunningham and his team at Mary's Land Farm for an educational and enjoyable visit!

STEM Family Night!

As part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration, all parents and students are invited to attend the sixth annual St. Louis School STEM Family Fun night. Come visit us in the cafeteria on Thursday, February 1 from 7:00-8:30pm. The event is open to all school families and will consist of a one-hour show featuring Eric Energy followed by an age appropriate STEM activity in the classroom. We encourage all families to attend and look forward to seeing you there! As a bonus for early birds, the doors will open at 6:30pm, when you will be able to see a robotics demonstration from our First Lego League (FLL) Robotics teams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZSM084BpFU&feature=youtu.be

 

The Sludge Buddies are headed to the State Championship!

Congratulations to the SLS FLL team the “Sludge Buddies” who won Third Place Champion Award and qualified to compete at the Maryland State Championship! A huge thank you to the parent coaches Luke Frank, Astrid Connors and Mike Blackwood. Way to Go Knights!

Playing Our Cards Right!

St. Louis School kicked off our spring Cyber STEM After School session with a hands-on engineering challenge. Students were divided into teams, given index cards and tape and told to build the tallest free standing structure that could support a stuffed animal for at least 10 seconds. Students used the four C’s (creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking) to design and implement a variety of clever structures as you can see in these photographs. We look forward to a successful and enlightening session!

Narwhal Success!

Congratulations Einstein Narwhals on a fantastic FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) qualifier day! First place on the project, a spot at the Maryland State Championship and an invitation to compete for the Maryland Regional FLL Global Innovation Award! A huge thank you to our fearless coaches Anne Reed and Jenn Sleeman for their gift of leadership, inspiration and time. Way to Go Knights, the SLS community is very proud of you! #SLSFLL #RiseAbove

The Hot Hose!

We are so excited for this talented and hard-working group of students. Their FIRST Lego League team, the Einstein Narwhals, have been busy preparing for their qualifying round this weekend. These photos were taken on their fun and informative "field trip" to the Clarksville Fire Station to research their problem. Today they did a practice run for their coaches and faculty to gain some insight on how they could improve their presentation skills. They did an awesome job and we are so proud! Best of luck this weekend - Go Knights! #SLSFLL #RiseAbove

First Place in Core Values!

Congratulations to the St.Louis School Neptune Knights for winning First Place in Core Values at today’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) qualifier! We are all so proud of you. Way to GO Knights!

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