• The STEM program at Machetanz Elementary is designed to integrate science and literacy.  Each unit is designed to use the science content to teach reading and writing skills.  The units at each grade level address and extend the state’s science standards in life science, earth science, physical science, science and technology, history and nature of science, cultural, social and personal perspectives and science, and science as inquiry and process, as well as addressing environmental science concepts.  In addition, teachers are adding in engineering lessons and activities that integrate with the science units.  Art and Social studies content and skills are also incorporated into the units.





    • Hands-on investigations
    • Inquiry processes
    • Field trips
    • Outdoor investigations
    • Connections with local scientists and professionals for projects or presentations
    • Service learning
    • Place-based education


    Program materials and methods:

    • Spalding: The Writing Road to Reading
    • GLAD
    • Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading
    • National Geographic
    • FOSS
    • Engineering is Elementary
    • GLOBE





    The Engineering Design Process is a series of steps that engineers use to guide them as they solve problems.

    Engineering Design Process                                                           




Last Modified on April 29, 2015