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NCES Starts Steam Club

By: Kace Kramer, Colby Schmelzle, and Cayden Edelman

December 02, 2018

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    An exciting program has come to Nemaha Central Elementary School this year known as the Steam Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). The Steam Club is a program offered to 4th and 5th-grade students. The 4th graders are in Steam for the first semester, followed by the 5th graders in the second semester. The students fill out an application to have a chance to be in the club.

    In the Steam club, students are able to conduct science experiments, complete computer coding, program robots, build structures and more. This club challenges them to think deeper and critically, take thoughtful risks, engage in project-based learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through a variety of creative processes.

    “My favorite part about Steam Club are the robots and making different challenges for them,” said Makenzie Howard.

    Some of the things the students have done are Spheros, Ozobots, and Dash and Dot Robots. They are all part of block coding. Some other things they’ve done are catapults and paper circuits with LED lights and some copper tape.

    The Steam Club is sponsored by Carissa Williams and her assistant is Ellie Mady, a NC freshman. The club members meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:00-7:40 each week. They discuss projects and activities that are a good source of exercise for the brain. It also teaches the students to get out there and explore the world through available technology.

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