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Native American Students Enjoy Starbase Activities


Posted Date: 10/26/2021

Native American Students Enjoy Starbase Activities

Native American students from Union Public Schools enjoy STEM activities at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base north of Tulsa.

The Department of Defense STARBASE focuses on elementary students, primarily fifth graders. The goal is to motivate them to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they continue their education. The sites serve students that are historically under-represented in STEM. 

The program engages students through the inquiry-based curriculum with its "hands-on, mind-on" experiential activities. They study Newton's Laws and Bernoulli's principle; explore nanotechnology, navigation and mapping. They are captivated by engineering as they use the computer to design space stations, all-terrain vehicles and submersibles. Math is embedded throughout the curriculum and students use metric measurement, estimation, calculation geometry and data analysis to solve problems. Teamwork is emphasized as they work together to explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate concepts.

Photos here from October activities of students from the Union district.

For more information, contact Jane Elkins, Native American coordinator for Union Public Schools.

 

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