Welcome To Our New RE@L Website Feature, STEM Case Studies
Case Study 1: REALMS Middle School
If you are one of our regular RE@L website readers, you know well RE@L has long been supportive of more effective STEM in K12 schools everywhere. So much so, that we are creating our own STEM software products. More on that later.
Here’s how REALMS students learn and do STEM: Click on the graphic to the right to see a video of their active STEM-based learning. You can see how their active, hands-on learning engages them in real-world projects.
Here’s a statement from one of their teachers: “We have been at this project for over 10 years, sampling the same watershed area, looking at the changing effects of a fire that went through many years before. We focus on both water quality and aquatic insects. Kids in this class spend 6 days in the field collecting pertinent data. They also study forest growth and the re-introduction of a naturally flooded meadow. The mathematics teacher helps them in measuring how much carbon is contained in certain trees. This data is used to compare it to the carbon ‘footprint’ we each produce .”
Now, that’s real STEM learning!