Spaghetti, mini-marshmallows, Popsicle sticks and Q-tips could change the way students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School view bridges, buildings, towers and other man-made structures.
Many of the 210 students in Pre-K3 through eighth grade at the Fee Avenue school in Melbourne participate in weekly projects using such items under the school’s STEM program. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
“The STEM program provides real-world context to the math and science concepts. The students are able to see that what they learn in the classroom has application in the real world,” middle school science teacher Luci D’Amico said.