STEM and Robotics
STEM and Robotics
Here at DCS we have a STEM Lab that accommodates all ages. Our PreK through 6th-grade students visit the lab once each week for hands-on science lessons. The lab is equipped with new equipment, technology such as 3D printers, student-built workstations, and a variety of life science habitats that students research, and take care of. With seasonal projects like the planetarium build/exhibit, robotics arena, and practice tables, The STEM lab is an environment that draws students of all ages within our school.
In addition to our lab, we at DCS support STEM clubs for our 5th-12th students with rich academic resources, a competitive atmosphere, and a collaborative environment. Our elementary STEM club is open to 5th and 6th-grade students and meets on Mondays and Thursdays after school, while our club for older students meets one hour each day during school. While all club students particularly enjoy the freedom of project-based learning activities that accelerate their areas of interest, it is the competitive programs that really sets our program apart from others.
Explore the various competitive programs below offered at Deer Creek School, as well as our award-winning teams who participate.
First Lego League Robotics
FIRST LEGO League introduces STEM to children through
fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world
problem-solving experiences through a guided, global
robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers
build a better future together. FIRST LEGO League’s three
divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical
thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM
learning and robotics.
First Tech Challenge Robotics
FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like
engineers. Teams design, build, and program robots to
compete in an alliance format against other teams.
Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by
Android technology, and can be coded using a variety
of levels of Java-based programming.
Aerial Drone Competition events are exciting opportunities for participants to hone their piloting and programming skills while working together as a team to best their rivals. These events are a true learning experience where teamwork, progressive iteration, and precision are paramount to success. Aerial Drone Competition events take place across the country and throughout the year, with non-qualifying scrimmages and qualifying tournaments leading up to Aerial Drone Championship Events at the conclusion of the season.
SeaPerch Underwater Robotics
SeaPerch aims to reduce traditional barriers to participation in robotics programs and promotes opportunities to engage students and educators in inquiry-based learning with real-world applications. As an educational program, SeaPerch introduces students to basic engineering, design, and science concepts. As a fun hands-on project, SeaPerch engages students and fosters key 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.
Mississippi Robotics seeks to advance STEM education within the rural communities of Mississippi, utilizing robotics tournaments while establishing a teaching environment that emphasizes Jesus Christ and an integration of biblical morals and ethics by working with Christian ministries and schools in their efforts to train their students to become engineers with a biblical worldview.
PreK-6th Science and STEM
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