http://www.thinkstem.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/How-To-Tie-Your-Shoes-Presentation-1-22-14.jpgThis week at ThinkSTEM, our community meetings focused on presentations. Taking the perspectives of both the presenter and the audience, we thought about what makes presentations effective. We also watched this TED talk to see how one person shared knowledge …

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/12011704643_5ce3e7e13e.jpgThis week at ThinkSTEM we had several community meetings that focused on directions. We talked about different kinds of directions along with possible reasons for giving and needing directions. On Tuesday we practiced our giving and receiving direction skills by …

Media Day 2013 Video

Good afternoon ThinkSTEM held our second annual Media Day on August 15th, 2013.  Presented by the ThinkSTEM Facilitators, Media Day provided an opportunity to hear the ThinkSTEM story, learn about our year one journey and share the successes of the …

 

When Kids Think, They Create.

http://www.thinkstem.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/image.jpgJohn Spencer loves reading, writing stories, and playing Role-Playing Games (RPG’s). John likes projects that allow other ThinkSTEM students to step into his imagination. John spent several weeks curled up in his personal cubicle (one that he designed and built) …

 

ThinkSTEM 2013-14 Calendar Released

Good afternoon…We’re happy to announce the release of our 2013-14 calendar. The interactive version can be accessed on the right side of our page. If you would like a print copy, you can download the PDF version linked below. ThinkSTEM_2013_14_calendar_07_30_13 …

 

The Summer Program Journey Begins

http://www.thinkstem.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC6437.jpg“What IS this fungus and why is it sticky on the top?”  “Why did we find it in the location we did and not across the field?”  It’s hard to beat a great conversation about fungus, especially with a bunch …

 

Model Building Helps Student Understand 9/11

http://www.thinkstem.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/jocelyn.jpgJocelyn Gross is a student with many interests and many questions. When she started ThinkStem, Jocelyn often lacked focus and had trouble deciding on specific models to build. After only a few months at ThinkSTEM, Jocelyn has learned how to …

 

If the Ground and the Map Disagree, the Map is Wrong!

http://www.thinkstem.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/aaron.jpgIf you could design a city, where would you put the airport or the courthouse? Why would you choose certain locations? These are just two of the many questions that Aaron Trybula, a seventh grader from Towanda, has been addressing …