Sierra Verde STEAM Academy students use the Engineering Design Process and work collaboratively in an inquiry-based learning environment that encourages finding creative solutions to real world problems. Our partnership with families and the community provides a supportive environment with high academic standards dedicated to maximizing critical thinking, innovation, productive struggle, and collaboration to drive learning and problem solving. For the 2019-2020 School year, Sierra Verde will be using the theme of “Conservation” to guide our STEAM focus. All our stakeholders will be working towards the essential question “How do we conserve at Sierra Verde?”
What can 5th graders do to conserve at SV?
Throughout the year fifth graders will engage in collaborative conversations about conservation. They will research and collect data to determine the best ways to conserve and make a difference on our campus and in our neighborhood. They will then use their data to take action.
Students will also participate in a variety of other STEAM activities throughout the year in each content area. Upcoming STEAM activities will be noted in the weekly news that is sent out each Friday.