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West Tennessee STEM Hub

Knowledge Tree STEM Challenge

 
 
STEM Challenge
The Knowledge Tree has partnered with the West TN STEM Hub that is housed at the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis
 
Students will be be introduced to basic engineering principles such as: 
  • Brainstorming/planning
  • Testing of multiple variables
  • Data collection
  • Using teamwork and problem-solving skills to win the challenge!
Science of Sound

 
Join us on Saturday, April 1stfrom 1PM to 3PM for 4th-8th grade only. 
Students will learn about the science of sound and how sound travels and is created. Then, they will make their own instruments.   



 
Registration Now Open!

Registration Fee:  $5.00 
Location: 
8195 Dexter Rd
Cordova, TN 38016
 REGISTER HERE
Oil Spill

 
Join us on SaturdayMay 6th from 10AM to 12PM for 1st-4th grade and 1PM to 3PM for 4th-8th grade.
Students will investigate an "oil spill." They will test various substances to test which one will effectively remove the oil from "animal life" (feathers and stuffed animals). If time allows, students will experiment with how to clear the oil and debris from the water as well.    



  Registration Now Open!

Registration Fee:  $5.00 
Location: 
8195 Dexter Rd
Cordova, TN 38016
 REGISTER HERE
 
What is STEM?
 
What is STEM? STEM, an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Math education, is not only an area of study but also a way of teaching and learning. STEM programs emphasize innovation, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. STEM education is focused in project-based and collaborative learning along with solving real-world problems. The Department of Education, in association with the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution, are leading efforts to coordinate and streamline federal efforts to improve STEM education across the country.
Everyday we are creating new technology, making new scientific discoveries, and pushing the limits of human understanding. There are more and more schools becoming STEM Academies, creating a focused education in these four areas. It is a belief that the next generation will surpass its previous. We have made leaps and bounds in Science and Technology in the last century and the next is looking to be just as extraordinary and our children need to be prepared.