STEM – kindergarten Class
Science; Technology; Engineering; Mathematics;
Introduce your child to STEM early, Give them unlimited advantage
The Kindergarten STEM program is designed to encourage an early interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through a variety of lessons and activities. The work provides varied and interesting activities that keep the child’s attention through a hands on approach and demonstrate the interconnections between the four basic disciplines by using them together in each activity
Session One: The Physical World / Forces and Motion
Students learn about electricity and basic electronics through the construction of an electronic device designed and built by the students to perform some task in the classroom. The device’s use and effectiveness is then studied using the scientific method.
Session Two: Electricity
Students are introduced to electricity and magnetism through hands on experiments. Students conduct experiments including building their own electromagnets, generators and electric motors. Electronic control circuits are explored with engaging applications including electric vehicles such as model trucks and drones.
Session Three: Properties of Matter
Students develop an understanding of the properties of various materials in various states (solid, liquid, gas). Students learn to identify and define matter in various states by observation, and how to compare and contrast those materials. Transitions from one state of matter to another are explored with various physical and chemical reaction experiments.
Session Four: Scientific Method
Students become familiar with the scientific method through conducting a variety of exercises in which the scientific method is followed to explore observations. Students are taught all of the steps of the scientific method, and that to go back to previous steps based on new information is part of the process. The class picks their own topics to apply the scientific method to.
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I love Reston Montessori School. The teachers have fostered a love of learning in both of my children. We have found it to be academically challenging and nurturing at the same time.
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Our daughters have been attending Reston Montessori since September.Coming from a traditional education environment to Montessori learning transitioned them into a thoughtful learner. They questions processes and asks why, instead of adapting to doing the same thing over and over again the same way. Their kind teachers and adorable Director let you trust and believe that everything they are teaching will be carried with them in their future . I would recommend Reston Montessori to any parent who wants to provide their child the opportunity to grow outside the boundaries of traditional education and allow the child to find their hidden strengths and build on them.