Bring STEM Learning to Mt. Zion
LEARN ABOUT STEM AND WHAT THE CURRICULUM COULD DO FOR STUDENTS AT MT. ZION.
SEE STUDENTS ENGAGE IN STEM LEARNING AT THE MT. ZION STEM FESTIVAL IN JUNE 2019.
A Better Future for Our Students
Mt. Zion Elementary School (map)
It’s no surprise that students have more fun and better retain information when they are connecting circuits to build a robot, mixing vinegar with baking soda to explode a model volcano, and calculating the distance to catapult a ball. Hands-on learning is at the core of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, and the concepts taught spur interest in the nation’s fastest growing and most lucrative career sectors.
This environment of real-world problem solving, collaboration, creativity and innovation is something Mt. Zion Elementary School hopes to implement for the benefit of all 280 students in the 2019-2020 school year. School leadership, the School Improvement Council (SIC) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are working together to raise funds to build an interactive STEM SmartLab and implement the powerful STEM curriculum and activities.
The STEM SmartLab and curriculum at the school is a roughly $160,000 start-up investment, yet the lessons will fuel student learning for years to come. Help us achieve this incredible education effort through your financial support.
Why STEM LEARNING IS VALUABLE
A hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education is not only proven to boost test scores and learning retention, but it also sets the foundation for future success in a STEM career. STEM related jobs, like computer programming, informatics and engineering generate wages that average 93% above the national average wage, and roughly double the income of non-STEM occupations. Our students deserve these incredible opportunities!