Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools.
On Jan. 10, Glen Lake Elementary is hosting a STEM Extravaganza from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for preschool students and parents. Glen Lake has been designated a STEM magnified school, and starting next year students will experience expanded STEM curriculum as early as preschool. The STEM Extravaganza will allow parents to see the expanded curriculum in action.
STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. While all Hopkins elementary schools have STEM embedded into the core curriculum, Glen Lake students will have additional STEM opportunities and experiments that promote a multi-faceted, hands-on approach to developing real-world problem solving skills.
“STEM education develops critical thinkers, increases science literacy and empowers the next generation of innovators,” said Beth Potter, principal at Glen Lake Elementary.
The STEM Extravaganza will feature three hands-on STEM activities facilitated by The Works, a museum that makes learning about STEM interesting, understandable and fun. Students and parents will also be able to try iPad apps and learn how technology-infused lessons are used in kindergarten. There will be a STEM storybook time, as well as a tour of Glen Lake’s STEM program.
The STEM Extravaganza will be held at Glen Lake Elementary (4801 Woodridge Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345) in the Media Center. You can learn more by visiting www.hopkinsschools.org/glenlake or by calling 952.988.5200.