STEM at Hunters Creek Elementary
The faculty and staff at Hunters Creek have prepared a series of
STEM Academies for all students. We are excited to provide
opportunities for our students to experiment and learn various
aspects of science and engineering. The STEM Academies will
meet two days each month for 45 minutes for kindergarten and first
grade students to 75 minutes for fourth and fifth grade
students. The goals of each academy will support student
achievement in math, reading, science, and/or social
The students can select from a variety of academies that will
allow them to work with different teachers and school mates.
They will learn to use scientific instruments, participate in
experiments, and conduct research to gather and analyze data.
We know these are lofty goals and high expectations, but with
teacher planning and guidance, the children will learn to work
together with their peers, expand their knowledge of science, and
learn engineering processes.
The Engineering Design Process developed by the Boston Museum of
Science is the problem-solving process that our students will use
during STEM Academy and general science instruction. This
process is also used in the Engineering is Elementary Program
adopted by the HCE STEM program to provide learning opportunities
in this area of science.
The faculty and staff are very enthusiastic about presenting
these learning opportunities for the students at Hunters
Creek. We expect this part of the STEM program to continue to
evolve, becoming a major component in science and math