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North Charleston HS PLTW Aerospace Engineering Students Design, Build, and Launch Small Rocket

Justin Johnson’s PTLW Aerospace Engineering scholars at NCHS designed their own rocket using the “open rocket” program and a simulator to test and modify the design to ensure stable flight. Scholars then built their rockets from scratch using balsa wood, super glue and cardboard tubing. Scholars also learned the procedures of launching a rocket safely. Scholars dealt with a few obstacles during the design and construction process, but figured out solutions and they all had a successful launch.

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North Charleston Elementary School Launching New STEM Focused Programs in 5th Grade Classrooms

This week, students in Ms. Hocking’s and Ms Theiss’ 5th grade classes at North Charleston Elementary School were given a special STEM themed assignment:
“Engineer a model home inspired by a shelter built by animals in nature.”
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This STEM project-based learning opportunity on habitats called “Engineering is Elementary” is from the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts.habitat
Also, Ms. Hocking and fellow 5th grade teacher, Ms. Theiss will be implementing Project Lead the Way’s Launch curriculum in their classrooms later this year.workinghardThanks to Lynn Clegg for submitting this CTE Success Story!