STEM Science

 
 
 
Lego WeDo Robotics - 6th graders use the Lego WeDo sets to construct Robots based on animals and machines. The students complete challenges to make the robots: walk, talk, sing, swing, dance, chirp, roar, flip, spin, climb, and run!

Lego EV3 - 7th graders construct a robotic car that can navigate a maze all on its own using Ultra Sonic Sensors to avoid collisions, Color Sensors to detect changes in color, and a Touch Sensor to interact with its environment.

Lego EV3 - 8th graders construct a Mechanical Arm that is able to lift objects and sort them into containers by shape and by color. They can then select models from the Expansion Set and build: tanks, puppies, factories, dinosaurs, and stair climbers!

All Robotics activities are conducted in small teams with an extreme emphasis on hands-on learning as well as critical thinking and problem solving! 

Vertical Hydroponics - students will become ‘Urban Farmers’ and grow from seed to harvest: tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, 3 types of lettuce, snow peas, peppers, arugula, and beans. Not only can they grow their own food, but they can provide delicious nutrition for their entire school and their local community!   

Flight Simulators - At Cavallaro’s ‘Flight Central’ students use hi-tech and ultra realistic Flight Simulators to learn all of the aspects of flight. They will master take-offs and landings, high speed maneuvers, banks and turns, and perform missions using state-of-the-art graphics and maps. All simulators feature hand and foot controls, full instrumentation and access to accurate representations of every airport on the planets. Student Pilots will be able to fly all different types of aircraft ranging from small prop planes, to jumbo jets, and even Military fighters!