Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Amphitheater Schools have innovative teachers who help prepare all students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century economy. Industry surveys show that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related jobs will significantly increase over the next decade. Our students will be ready. We have STEM education at all grade levels.
Aspiring scientists and engineers take elective classes through an exciting curriculum called Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Through hands-on, project-based learning, students make connections between what they learn in school to the outside world.
Welcome to Coronado STEM and Engineering/Robotics
Currently, this class is a co-teaching effort between Mr. Pastor and Mrs. Marlatt. In this class, we spend the first quarter working on the engineering design process as well as utilizing princilpes of design and modeling. We end the quarter with using computer programs to learn how to do basic CAD design. In the second quarter, we work on building and programming robots. We use two separate programs, LEGO NXT Mindstorm and Vex robotics. Students get to design, build, and program robots.
This is a great introduction to many fields of engineering and a great collaboration of all of the divisions of STEM education.