Sixth Grade STEM returns to JWPMS

Posted on September 21, 2017, in Academics

Sixth grade STEM is back on the schedule at James W. Parker Middle School!  The program is an academic class where students are required to apply the skills they have learned in math and science. Rigorous expectations push the students to use both soft skills and academic skills, as they apply the steps of the engineering process to various design challenges.

Currently the students are testing a basic Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) design to gather base line data so they can determine how their design needs to be improved.  Once they have their data, they will submit it digitally for review by other 6th grade engineers. Based on their findings, the young engineers will then engineer modifications for improving the performance of their ROV.