Students Explore STEM at the Young Scholars/AAP Summer Institute
On the second week of summer break, Advanced Academics and Young Scholar students return to school for a two-day institute exploring STEM. Led by teachers and surrounded by rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders, students engaged in activities ranging from building towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows, dropping eggs engulfed by common household items, and dissecting cow eyes.
Quinn Sussman, a student engaging in the institute, shared that, “doing different projects with my friends,” was the best part of day one. Another student, Sophia Holbrook, said, “I enjoyed walking out in the park and being in nature.” Not only were the students enjoying the institute, but the teachers were also too. Ms. Grillo, a mentor for this event, loved seeing students explore engineering with the spaghetti and marshmallow tower activity she led, “I love to see the [student’s] creativity and really the real-world connection of being an engineer.” The activities provided helped students and mentors to think critically about the projects they were participating in and the real-world applications of these projects.
Overall, this institute filled with STEM exploring and team building was enjoyed by many students and staff. And allowed teachers to see students captivated by the world of science, and students the opportunity to explore new topics and fill their summer with fun.
*** Back by popular demand, Glasgow Middle School will host its annual Advanced Academics, Young Scholars and IB conference on October 15, 2022. More information regarding registration and event details will be released in August. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to engage in hands on learning opportunities with their child(ren). Please save the date- and we hope to see you there!