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Ms. Paone – Second Trimester 2020-21

5th Grade – Trimester 2 



Story Elements
Cause and Effect
Fact and Opinion
Figurative Language
Conclusions and Inferences


Sequencing/Transition Words
Compare and Contrast
Sensory Details
Informative Writing
Persuasive Writing


Types of Verbs (Action, Linking, and Helping)
Verb Conjugation
Descriptive Verbs
Ordering Adjectives
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives


Historical Fiction
Informational Text


Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Equivalent Fractions
Making Like Units Pictorially
Making Like Units Numerically
Benchmark Numbers
Solving Multi-step Word Problems
Part to Whole Relationships

Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions

Line Plots of Fraction Measurements
Fractions as Division
Multiplication of a Whole Number by a Fraction
Fraction Expressions and Word Problems
Multiplication of a Fraction by a Fraction
Multiplication with Fractions and Decimals as Scaling and Word Problems
Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Interpretation of Numerical Expressions


Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System

Types of Interactions (5-PS2-1)
The Universe and its Stars (5-ESS1-1)
Earth and the Solar System (5-ESS1-2)

Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

Energy in Chemical Processes (5-PS3-1)
Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms (5-LS1-1)
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (5-LS2-1)
Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems (5-LS2-1)


Social Studies  

European Exploration and its Effects (Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Results of Colonial Rule
Exploration and Colonization
The Middle Passage/Transatlantic Slave Trade

Comparative Cultures (Standards 1 and 2)

Geography, Culture, Government, and Economics of:

  •  The United States
  •  Canada
  •  Mexico

Mrs.Ochtera – December 2020 – March 2021

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December 2020 – March 2021


Each week we will continue  learning the  letters of the alphabet. We will be focusing on letter formation ,  its sound, and objects that begin with each letter.

Students will continue to  learn two or more  sight word each week.We will be working in small groups with leveled readers to guide students  to read and comprehend additional text based on the weekly lesson topics. Students should review sight words daily using index cards or Google Slides. 

We will be discussing genre characteristics such as informational text, fiction, fables, and poetry.   We will be learning the story elements, understanding  characters , reading responses , details, test and graphic features, theme,  summarize, author’s purpose and plot  .  For grammar,  we will be learning about  , nouns, adjectives, capitalization, periods and complete sentences. 

The foundational skills for phonological awareness will  produce and identify rhymes, initial and final sounds, and medial vowel sounds. For phonics, we will be focusing on short and long i and o. 


Chapter 5 Addition

Chapter 6 Subtraction

Chapter 7 Compose and Decompose Numbers 11 to 19

Chapter 8 Measurement 

Chapter 9 Classify Objects 


Science-Lets Find Out Magazine 

  • Slip Sliding on Ice- properties of ice and snow
  • Wide Awake in Winter , Who Lives in the Arctic, Penguins
  • Animal habitats, adaptations, and hibernation
  • Animal Smiles – Dental Health
  • A Frog Grows- Life Cycle
  • My Wild Weather- Types of Weather  

Social Studies- Lets Find Out Magazine 

  • Happy New Year – holiday and tradition
  • We are different – Martin Luther King Jr
  • Our 1st President- Presidents Day
  • Hugs and Hearts- Valentine s Day
  • Have you Seen Green – St Patrick s Day 

Religion (Units)  

Unit 4 Jesus Wants Us To Share God Love 

  • Sign of cross, Angel of God Prayer

Unit 3 Jesus Shows Us God’s Love 

Seasonal Chapter – Lent

Mrs. Marsala – 2nd Trimester 2020-2021

Social Studies
6th Grade – 2nd Trimester
2020 – 2021 School Year

The Ancient World

Ancient India

  • Early Civilizations
  • Religions of Ancient India
  • The Mauryan Empire

Early China

  • The Birth of the Chinese Civilization
  • Society and Culture in Ancient China
  • The Qin and Han Dynasties

New Empires and New Faiths

Rome:  Republic to Empire

  • The Founding of Rome
  • Rome as a Republic
  • The End of the Republic
  • Rome Builds an Empire

Roman Civilization

  • The Roman Way of Life
  • Rome’s Decline
  • The Byzantine Empire

Islamic Civilization

  • A New Faith
  • The Spread of Islam
  • Life in the Islamic World


Social Studies
7th Grade – 2nd  Trimester
2020-2021 School Year

Creating a Nation

A More Perfect Union

  • The Articles of Confederation
  • Forging a New Constitution
  • A New Plan of Government

The Constitution

  • Principles of the Constitution
  • Government and the People

Launching the Republic

The Federalist Era

  • The First President
  • Early Challenges
  • The First Political Parties

The Jefferson Era

  • A New Party in Power
  • The Louisiana Purchase
  • A Time of Conflict
  • The War of 1812

Growth and Expansion

  • A Growing Economy
  • Moving West
  • Unity and Sectionalis

The Constitution


8th Grade – 2nd Trimester
2020 – 2021 School Year


  • Analyze Stories:  Plot
  • Analyze Realistic Fiction
  • Analyze Theme
  • Analyze Characters
  • Analyze Documentary
  • Analyze Organization
  • Analyze Narrative Structure
  • Analyze Graphic Features
  • Understand Point of View
  • Understand Characterization
  • Identify Setting


  • Informative / Explanatory Writing
  • Persuasive Writing


  • Context Clues
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word Gaps

Language Conventions

  • Pronouns – all types
  • Antecedents
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Semicolons, Colons, and Parentheses
  • Quotations
  • Run-On Sentences
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Conjunctions
  • Commonly Confused Words
  • Transitional Words and Phrases
    • Compare or contrast ideas
    • Indicate degree of importance
    • Show time or sequence
    • Add information
    • Introduce an example
    • Indicate cause or effect
    • Indicate a conclusion
  • Active and Passive Voice

Social Studies
8th Grade – 2nd  Trimester
2020-2021 School Year

Change and Conflict

The Jazz Age

  • Time of Turmoil
  • Desire for Normalcy
  • A Booming Economy
  • The Roaring Twenties

The Depression and the New Deal

  • The Great Depression
  • The New Deal
  • Living Through the Depression
  • Effects of the New Deal

America and World War II

  • War Clouds Gather
  • World War II Begins
  • On the Homefront
  • The European Theater of War
  • The War in the Pacific


8th Grade – 2nd Trimester
2020-2021 School Year

 Who Are Our Ancestors in Faith?

  • The Early Church
  • Christians of the Roman Empire
  • Christians of the Early Middle Ages
  • Christians of the High Middle Ages
  • The Church in Crisis and Change

How Can the Church’s Heritage Give Us Hope?

  • Keeping Faith in a Changing World
  • Depending on God in Times of Fear
  • Teaching Others About Christ


  • The Liturgical Year
  • Ordinary Time
  • Advent
  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • Saint Juan Diego
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Lent

8th Grade Saint

Saint Thomas Aquinas


Partners in Faith

  • Saints Francis and Dominic
  • Saint Hildegard of Bingen
  • Women of Renewal
  • Saint Pedro de San Jose Betancur
  • Blessed Noel Pinot
  • Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

The Beatitudes

The Ten Commandments

Finding Your Way Through the Bible

7  Themes of Catholic Identity

  1.     Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  2.     Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  3.     Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  4.     Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
  5.     The Dignity of Work and the Rights of the Workers
  6.     Care for God’s Creation
  7.     Solidarity of the Human Family

Second Trimester Curriculum Topics – First Grade 2020-2021

Miss Ambroselli

Second Trimester Curriculum Topics

First Grade 2020-2021

Into Reading:

  • Target-Academic Vocabulary:
    • Oral Vocabulary
    • Classify and Categorize words
    • Homophones
    • Word endings –ed, -ing, -s
    • Shades of Meaning
    • Suffixes –er, -est , –y, -ful
    • Define Words
    • Multiple Meaning Words
    • Synonyms
    • Compound Words
  • Text-Based Comprehension:
  • Target Skill:
    • Authors Purpose
    • Sequence of Events 
    • Cause and Effect
    • Conclusions
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Main Idea and Details
  • Target Strategy: 
    • Analyze and Evaluate 
    • Question
    • Visualize
    • Infer and Predict
    • Monitor and Clarify
    • Summarize
  • Fluency and High Frequency Words:
  • Fluency Accuracy: 
    • Phrasing: Punctuation
    • Rate
    • Word Recognition
    • Expression
    • Intonation
    • Stress
  • Phonemic Awareness/Phonics Fluency and High Frequency Words:
  • Phonics: 
    • Base Words and –s, -es, -ed Endings 
    • Digraphs
    • Phonograms
    • Long a (CVCe)
    • Long i (CVce)
    • Long o (CV, CVCe)
    • Long u (CVCe)
    • Long e (ea, e, e_e, ee)
    • Soft c, g, dge
    • Short Vowels /e/ea
    • Words ending with ng, nk
    • Words with ai, ay, oa, ow
    • Compound Words
    • Possessives with ‘s
    • Contractions 
  • Spelling:
  • Spelling Principle: 
    • Words with -th
    • Words with –tch, -ch
    • Words with –sh, -wh, -ph 
    • Words with long aWords
    • long i
    • words with long o
    • Words with long e
    • Words with ai, ay
    • Words with oa, ow
    • Compound words
  • Language:
  • Grammar Skill: 
    • Proper Nouns 
    • Commands
    • Articles- Using a, an, and the
    • Commas in a Series
    • Subjects and Verbs
    • Verbs and Time The Verb be 
    • Commands
    • Compound Sentences
    • Names of Months, Days, and Holidays
    • Future Tense
    • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  • Writing :
  • Writing Mode: 
    • Informative: Sentences that Inform
    • Informative: Instructions
    • Informative: Report
    • Narrative: Sentences About Yourself
    • Narrative: Friendly Letter
    • Narrative: Personal Narratives


  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • We Belong to a Parish
  • We Celebrate the Sacraments
  • The Church Welcomes New Members
  • We are Followers of Jesus
  • We Celebrate God’s Forgiveness
  • Lent
  • The Three Days
  • Easter



  • Project Based Learning- Plants 
  • Scholastic News Topics:
    • Hibernation
    • Winter Animals
    • Dental Health
    • Weather
    • Nutrition
    • Earth Day
    • Spring Animals
    • Plants and Soil
    • Pushes and Pulls
    • How Things are Made
    • Habitats

Social Studies:

  • Scholastic News Topics:
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    • New Year’s Traditions
    • The Science of SoundWinter
    • Our Community
    • Read Across America (Dr. Seuss)
    • Patriotic Symbols
    • Presidents’ Day
    • Black History Month
    • Saint Patrick’s Day/Ireland
  • Our World: Oceans and Continents
  • Caring for our Natural Resources
  • Needs and Wants
  • Spending and Saving
  • Being Good Citizens


  • Place Value to 100
  • Extending Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Addition: Two- Digit Numbers with and without regrouping 
  • Subtraction: Two- Digit Numbers with and without regrouping
  • Geometry
  • Data and Graphs: Using Operations
  • Problem Solving

Miss Anzures 2nd Grade Class- 2nd Trimester 2020-2021

Second Grade – Ms. Anzures

Second Trimester 2020-2021


Chapter 12- Geometric Shapes and Equal Shares

  • Two-dimensional shapes
  • Sides and angles
  • Draw a diagram to problem solve
  • Three-dimensional shapes
  • Faces, edges and vertices 
  • Relate shapes and solids
  • Halves, thirds, and fourths

Chapter 13 – Time

  • Time to the hour
  • Time to the half hour
  • Time to the quarter hour
  • Time to the minute intervals
  • A.M. and P.M.

Chapter 3- Add Two- Digit Numbers

  • Take apart tens to add
  • Regroup ones and tens
  • Add to a two-digit number
  • Add two-digit numbers
  • Rewrite two-digit addition
  • Add three and four two-digit numbers
  • Make a model to problem solve

Chapter 4- Subtract Two-Digit Numbers

  • Two-digit fact families
  • Take apart tens to subtract
  • Regroup a ten as ones
  • Subtract from a two-digit number
  • Subtract two-digit numbers
  • Rewrite two-digit subtraction
  • Check subtraction using addition
  • Write a number sentence to problem solve
  • Two-step word problems

English Language Arts


  • Poetry
  • Informational text
  • Realistic fiction
  • Biography
  • Drama
  • Fantasy
  • Fairy tale
  • Biography
  • Opinion writing


  • Central Idea
  • Elements of Poetry
  • Elements of Drama 
  • Monitor and Clarify
  • Central Idea
  • Point of View 
  • Theme 
  • Text organization 
  • Cause and effect 
  • Story Structure 
  • Figurative Language 
  • Characters 
  • Text features 
  • Ideas and support 
  • Chronological order


  • Common and proper nouns
  • Types of verbs
  • Compound subjects and predicates
  • Words in the present
  • Words in the present, past, and future
  • Quotation marks
  • Using proper nouns
  • Abbreviations


  • Suffixes -er, est
  • Synonyms
  • Inflections -s, -es
  • prefix un-, re-
  • inflections -ed, -ing
  • Suffixes -ful, -less
  • Multiple meaning words
  • Words that describe action
  • Suffixes -y, -ly
  • Reference sources
  • Prefix dis-
  • Words that name people


  • Long o, u (VCe)
  • Short and Long Vowels (CVC, VCe)
  • Blends with l, r, s
  • Final blends
  • Double final blends
  • Consonant Diagraphs
  • Consonants k, ck
  • Long a (ai, ay)
  • Long e (ee, ea)
  • Long o (o, oa, ow)
  • Long i Patterns (i_e, I, igh, y); Silent letters (gn, kn, mb, wr)
  • Homophones
  • Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes


  • Descriptive writing
  • Introduction and Conclusion
  • Writing Process
  • Research
  • Persuasive writing
  • Imaginative story
  • Personal essay

Social Studies

  • Laws, rights, and responsibilities
  • Democracy
  • Branches of Government
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Black History Month
  • Geography
  • Natural resources shape different types of communities 
  • Needs and wants
  • Citizens within different types of communities


Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

  • Landforms and Bodies of water
  • Maps of the Earth
  • Wind and water changing the shape of the land
  • Patterns in the natural world
  • The role of water in Earth’s surface

Interdependent Relationships in the Ecosystems

  • Relationship between plants and sunlight
  • Relationship between plants and animals
  • Diversity of life in different habitats



  • Nativity
  • Three Kings day/ Epiphany
  • 7 days of creation
  • Adam and Eve
  • Jesus in the temple
  • Baptism
  • The Lord is My Shepherd
  • The last supper 
  • Resurrection of Jesus 
  • Confirmation
  • Sin and evil in the world
  • Forgiveness
  • Saints and modern-day people

Prayers- Our Father, Act of Contrition

Sr. Cosmas – Second Trimester 2020-2021



Grade 6 Math

Number System

  •    Use distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers with a common factor as a multiple of two whole numbers with no common factor.
  •     Solve real-world and mathematical problems using rational numbers, coordinate plane, coordinates, and absolute value. 

Equations and Expressions

  •     Read, write, and evaluate numerical expressions involving exponents and/or variables
  •     Read, write, and solve equations and inequalities
  •     Recognize two expressions that are equivalent
  •     Understand and explain that writing and solving equations and inequalities is a process of answering questions
  •     Write and solve real-world and mathematical problems using variables, expressions and equations
  •     Write an inequality, and represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problems with inequalities
  •     Use variables to represent two quantities in real-world problem that change in relationship to one another
  •     Identify and represent both the dependent and independent variable
  •     Analyze the relationships between dependent and independent variables using graphs, tables, and equations.


Grade 7

Expressions and Equations

  • Add, subtract, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients by applying properties of operations as strategies
  • Rewrite expressions in different forms to understand the relationships among numbers
  • Construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems
  • Compare and algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution 
  • Solve world problems involving inequalities graph and interpret the solution set in the context of the problem


  •  Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures
  •  Draw geometric shapes with given conditions using free hand, ruler, and protractor, and technology
  • Describe two dimensional figures resulting from slicing three dimensional figures
  •  Know and understand the formulas for calculating areas and circumference of a circle.
  • Write and solve simple equations and multi-step problems using facts about supplementary, complimentary, vertical, and adjacent angles 
  •  Solve real world and mathematical problems involving area, volume, and surface area of two-and-dimensional problems


Grade 8

Expressions and Equations

  • Graph proportional relationships, interpret unit rate as the slope of the graph
  • Use similar triangles to explain the relationship between two equal slopes drawn from different points on a graph
  • Derive the equation for a line passing through the origin and a line intercepting the vertical line at a point.
  • Solve linear equations in one variable
  • Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations


  • Understand a function as a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output
  • Identify and write ordered pairs
  • Read and compare properties of two functions represented in different ways- algebraically, numerically, in tables, verbal descriptions
  • Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities
  • Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship
  • Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models or its graph or table of values
  • Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing  a graph
  • Sketch a graph of a function that has been described verbally.
  • Verify properties of rotations, reflections, and translations
  • Understand congruency of a two-dimensional figure
  • Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two –dimensional figures using coordinates
  • Establish facts about: the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles
  • Establish angles created when parallel lines are cut by transversal



Grade 7 Religion

  • Advent and Christmas
  • Understand the fulfillment of the promise of God is Jesus Christ our Savior 
  • Understand Jesus as the Promised Messiah 
  • The coming of God’s kingdom
  • Understand the teaching of Jesus Christ about the kingdom of God
  • Understand and appreciate Jesus the healer
  • Understand Jesus the bread of life.
  • Understand and appreciate Jesus as our Savior
  • The Sacrament of Baptism
  •  Sacrament of Confirmation 
  •  The Eucharist
  • Penance and Anointing of the Sick
  • Holy Orders and Matrimony


Grade 8 Science

  • Structure of the Universe
  • Stars and life cycle of Stars
  • Models of the Solar System
  • Gravity and the Solar System
  • The Sun
  • The terrestrial Planets and the Gas Giant Planets
  • Other Smaller Bodies in the Solar System
  • Technology for Space Exploration
  • History of Space Exploration

First Grade Mandarin – Second Trimester (2020 – 2021)

Ruomu Wang

First Grade

Second Trimester 2020-2021

Chinese Language Arts

  • Literacy Skills:
    • Identify and analyze authors’ purpose
    • Identify the sequence of events
    • Identify cause and effect 
    • Identify the main idea and details
  • Listening Comprehension Skills:
    • Identify the general topic and some basic information in very familiar contexts by recognizing practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences in texts that are spoken or signed, e.g.:
      • follow directions to fill out a simple graphic organizer
      • understand the names of the planets in a science class
      • recognize some weather expressions in a forecast
      • identify some phrases from a read aloud story
      • recognize some events from a cartoon
      • understand simple instructions given by the teacher
      • understand the difference between a spoken statement and question in people’s conversations
  • Interpersonal Speaking Skills:
  • Request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on very familiar and everyday topics, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • ask who, what, where, or when questions
    • respond to a math question reciting a simple mathematical operation
    • interact with a partner to complete a “fill-in-the-blank” worksheet
  • Express basic needs related to familiar and everyday activities, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions, e.g.:
    • introduce someone else and ask related questions
    • ask and answer questions about homework
  • Express own preferences or feelings and react to those of others, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions, e.g.:
    • exchange preferences
    • add to a conversation
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and participate by actively listening, taking turns, and staying on topic
  • Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges
  • Ask questions to clear up any confusion about topics and texts under discussion


  • Reading Comprehension Skills:
  • Identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when they are supported by gestures or visuals in informational and fiction texts, e.g.:
    • identify nutritional categories on food labels
    • identify names of classes and their locations on a class schedule
    • understand subject-specific terms on a word wall
    • recognize whether a correspondence is formal or informal
    • identify some phrases describing a character in a story
    • recognize a familiar memorized line from a poem
    • recognize some events from a story timeline
    • recognize a song’s common one-line refrain
  • Presentational Writing Skills:
  • Present information about self, interests and activities using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • write the physical or personality traits of a character in a book
  • Present on very familiar and everyday topics using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • write some simple information about the classroom or school
    • write some simple details about animals, foods, historical figures, or sports based on pictures or photos
  • Create or utilize existing visual displays to support descriptions to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings
  • Express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly, using complete sentences when appropriate to task, situation, and audience


  • Intercultural Communication Skills:
    • Identify some typical products and practices related to familiar everyday life
    • Communicate with others from the target culture in familiar everyday situations, using memorized language and showing basic cultural awareness
    • Use appropriate rehearsed behaviors and recognize some obviously inappropriate behaviors in familiar everyday situations


  • Place value to 100
  • Extending addition and subtraction facts
  • Addition: two-digit numbers
  • Subtraction: two-digit numbers
  • Geometry
  • Data and Graphs


  • Project-based learning: Plants
  • Winter Animals/Spring Animals 
  • Hibernation
  • Habitats
  • Weather
  • Earth Day
  • How Things are Made
  • Pushes and Pulls

Social Studies

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • New Year and Lunar New Year
  • Winter in Our Community
  • Read Across America
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Black History Month
  • Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Our World: Oceans and Continents
  • Caring for our Natural Resources
  • Being Good Citizens


  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • The Lord Prayer in Chinese

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Gifted and Talented Program

Gifted and Talented Program

Grade 3 – 5

Topic: Understanding Water Pollutants and Designing a Water Treatment System

Students in grades 3 – 5  investigate different methods (aeration and filtering) for removing pollutants from water, then design and build their own water filters.

Stage 1: Understand the concept of water pollutants, the need for water treatment, and the lack of clean drinking water in certain parts of the world.

Stage 2: Investigate why water is called the “universal solvent”.

Stage 3:  Explore the three ways polluted waters are currently treated and the pros and cons of each method.

Stage 4: Design and create a water filter Use of different types of materials for filtration. Record and analyze pH results before and after filtration procedure.

Grade 6-8

Topic: Understanding Wind as a Source of Energy

Students in grade 6 – 8 learn how engineers harness the energy of the wind by following the engineering design process to create and test two prototype wind turbines. They also learn about where to place a wind turbine for maximum effectiveness, and weigh the advantages and disadvantages compared with other energy sources.

Stage 1: Understand the concept of wind turbines and how they convert wind to electricity. Compare and contrast two different types of wind turbines. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages for using wind power.

Stage 2: :Use the engineering design process to create prototype wind turbines. Build a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) and a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) and test their effectiveness. Calculate and analyze the voltage created by the two different designs.


Robotic Hands and Robots

Our STEM students built a robotic hand and then designed and built their own robots!

STEM students were given the challenge to construct a robotic like hand.

This activity was inspired by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Students utilized the engineering design process to guide them as they built the robotic hand and improved its design. This project helped to introduce students to the methods engineers use to approach and solve a design problem:

  • Ask a question
  • Imagine a solution
  • Plan a design
  • Create that model
  • Experiment and test that model
  • Take time to improve the original

The students worked in teams to complete the robotic hand, and then the teams participated in a Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competition. Students took the concept of the robotic hand and then designed and built their own robots.