Friday, February 6, 2015

Know Atom Stem Project

KnowAtom offers schools science, engineering and technology curriculum that addresses their state standards and excites elementary students Pre-K through Grade 6 with inquiry-based lessons and activities. I have had the pleasure of meeting Francis Vigeant, the founder and CEO of KnowAtom at various STEM workshops I have attended.
In early January Know Atom sent out an email looking for teachers to try one of their science kits for FREE!  Mrs. Boucher signed up and received a complete kit for Elementary Electric Cars.

The Gelfand Family Charitable Trust made it possible to give 200 classrooms across grades 1-8 in the United States free projects to test.

The Big Picture: STEM Transforms Lives

The Gelfand Global STEM Ambassador Program is an opportunity to use STEM education as a bridge between communities that share a desire to transform children’s lives by putting them in the role of scientists and engineers, helping develop skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking. These skills are vital tools of innovation and opportunity for students everywhere, in every field.

The first schools to receive specialized KnowAtom training and projects will be around Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of displaced people are now living as a result of conflict in the region. These local schools are welcoming the displaced children, sharing what resources they have and providing much-needed hope for life after conflict.

The U.S. government and other aid partners, including IsraAID, have been helping to provide for basic human needs in the region. However, amid this backdrop of war and displacement, it is essential that students, both local and those displaced by conflict, continue to advance their education.

Enjoy the video below as her class builds and races their new cars through the halls of Proctor School.

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