By Emily Tucker, STEM Specialist Prep’s 6th Annual STEM Egg Drop Challenge was a huge success with nearly 50 teams, 40 additional entries, 18 student volunteers, and at least 12 staff members! Discovery Place Science museum graciously provided tickets to the IMAX Dome Theatre for our contest winners. Students tested their contraptions on the four … Continue reading An Egg-cellent STEM Egg Drop Challenge
By Emily Tucker, STEM Specialist As a nod to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which ended Sunday, Charlotte Prep added an Olympic twist to our annual STEM Winterfest event! Prep held its first-ever STEM Olympics on February 8, where over 50 Prep families participated. Watch a video of highlights, which included: The Olympic … Continue reading Prep Holds Its First-Ever STEM Olympics at Winterfest
By Mandy Dillashaw, First Grade Teacher Looking for something fun to do with your child over winter break? How about making a volcano! This exciting science experiment is easy to make and fun to do. The volcano could be made out of clay (it will need to dry before you use it), a mound of … Continue reading Make Your Own Volcano!
By Jennifer Stoltz, Technology Integration Specialist As parents, we are charged with the daunting task of teaching our children everything we know. But sometimes the world changes faster than we can keep up. We suddenly realize the skills we polished and honed growing up may not meet the needs of our 21st-century offspring. That can be … Continue reading Looking Toward the Future with The Hour of Code
by Emily Tucker, STEM Specialist Charlotte Prep’s 5th Annual STEM Egg Drop Challenge was a huge success! This was our largest Egg Drop to date with nearly 80 entries, as well as many student volunteers, staff, and family members in attendance during the evening of September 27. Students tested their contraptions on the four challenge … Continue reading Creativity and Innovation On Display at STEM Egg Drop