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Virtual STEM Academy (K-7)
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Virtual STEM Academy (K-7)

Virtual STEM Academy (K-7)
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Virtual STEM Academy helps students uncover the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in a six-week, online program modeled after GEMS/GISE. Students participate in project-based and problem-based learning while exploring subjects that integrate reading and math skills. Knowledgeable GEMS/GISE staff help immerse students in high-interest and rigorous STEM experiences designed to provide relevant, real-world connections and career exploration. Current MPS students in grades K-7 are eligible to participate.
Example courses for different grades include:
  • Coding Engineering (K-3)
  • Energy Explorations (K-3)
  • Camp Invention (3-4)
  • Roller Coaster Science (3-4)
  • Architectural Design (5-7)
  • Explore Robotics (5-7)
  • Magic of Claymation (5-7)
  • Photography and Journalism (5-7)
Virtual STEM Academy is held Monday through Thursday from June 21 to July 29 with class options from 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. All students have access to technology resources to support learning and a STEM Academy Activity Kit will be provided for students to use for live online class with their teacher.