This year’s focus for 7th grade STEM is health and wellness. This goal will be the common theme all year where a variety of resources will be used to educate students about related health topics. Projects and activities will be organized for student participation.
1st & 2nd Semester Goal/Driving Question:
If you were in charge, what could you do to make you and your community healthier?
First semester, students learn about healthy food and activity choices. Students participate in various activities and listen to presentations from healthcare professionals including nutritionist, food services director, and bodybuilder. They visit an all organic dairy farm, gain knowledge about health habits and learn how the body is affected.
Second semester, students put their education into action by participating in a boot camp with healthy goals, creating a healthy meal plan, visiting an exercise park in order to gain inspiration to create their own, and developing a cookbook to sell to the community.