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Ed Downs Elementary School

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1302 N Dowling, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6720 Fax: (956) 361-6728


A new school initiative that is in the works for our 4th and 5th grade students. This program is an enrichment program that is exclusively by invitation only. Students will be receiving a letter announcing their selection to this program.   The Ed Downs STEM(S) Academy Program is not a tutorial for STAAR.   The academy will have two sessions in December and two sessions in January.   Students will meet on Saturdays to work on STEM projects that correlate to the different career options in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Skills in career fields that explore these career pathways. At the same time, students will be challenged and introduced to the 6th grade TEKS.

 STEM(S) ACADEMY 9:00-12:00 
STEM(S)= Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Skills (career skills)

Day 1-Dec. 9, 2017 Geneticist: Extraction of DNA
Forensic Scientist: Paper Towel Chromatography

Day 2-Dec. 16, 2017 Civil Engineer: Water Supply Distribution System

Day 3: Jan. 20, 2018 Dietitian: NASA Needs Us! Nutritional Plan for Space

Day 4-Jan. 27, 2018 Architect: The Tiny House Movement

SOOOOOO COOL!!  WE can't wait to see the students enlightened by what they are learning.