Students Go Head-to-Head in Robotics and Soapbox Racing
Their robots pick up balls and barrels, their soapbox racecars zoom down hills and their spoken word poetry echoes the roots of hip-hop. All creations of City Schools middle grades students, these are the end products of a month of problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration in the district’s 2011 Grand Prix of Summer Learning.
Students Think like Engineers—and Design Homes for Hermit Crabs
“Hermit crabs are scavengers and will eat whatever you give them,” explains Khamryn Harvey, a 2nd grader at Waverly Elementary/Middle School—and a participant in Baltimore City Public Schools’ Summer Learning STEM Program.
From custom-made habitats for hermit crabs to motorized boats that clean up oil spills, the culminating projects of students in City Schools’ four-week STEM program reveal top-notch thinking and a summer full of learning.