Thomas Jefferson's STEM Club

Thomas Jefferson's STEM Club fosters students’ imagination, critical thinking skills and promotes teamwork. The STEM Club is a Project Based Learning Club. Students are given a task or problem and they must research, design and build the best possible solution. Students will learn critical 21st century skills used in today's workforce. The students are chosen from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classrooms.

Looking at last years projects the STEM Club student's, this year, decided to improve upon last years pumpkin catapult. The 2nd and 4th grade student's created two different designs using anything they can find within the building and the 3rd grade student's tested and helped improve upon both designs. You can view the test videos on the video link to the right.
Below are projects from the 2019 - 2020 and the 2020 - 2021 school year.
The projects show cased below this point are from the 2018 - 2019 school year. 
The students made a Stop Motion version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The Stem after school students along with the Lego League students came together to design and build a spray park for everyone to use on Physical Fitness Day. They used two old soccer goals to create this spray park. 
The STEM Club students designed, printed and painted their own 3D models using 3D modeling software and our new 3D printers. 
The students created a low maintenance hanging garden that does not use much soil or water. They used rock wool and pebbles to replace soil and placed a string through each pot which leads to a water container at the bottom. The string absorbs the water and carries it up to each pot, keeping the rock wool moist. The plants still need to be watered on occasion for the top. 
We hosted the first annual Union City Recycle Regatta. The students made a boat approximately 5ft x 3ft that used paddle wheels as its engine. All recyclable materials where used even an old soccer goal that was donated by Mr. Blake, the gym teacher. We came in third place just behind Edison School and Washington School.