JUMP IN THE SHARK TANK!

Above: Shark Tank teacher, Robin Young, observes a group of students working together to program their ozobots.

Above: Shark Tank teacher, Robin Young, observes a group of students working together to program their ozobots.

NHES' one-of-a-kind STEM lab

The 2018-2019 school year saw the grand opening of our school's "Shark Tank." The Shark Tank (formerly the school's computer lab) is 100% funded by Foundation and houses technological learning resources that no one else in this school district has. It is a creative and functional learning space where our children are transported to far away worlds for their research reports with our green screen and video production equipment, learn coding with ozobots, experience design and engineering with ipads, cutting edge software, and a 3D printer all while learning to work in groups and practice creating solutions to real- world problems.

All students in every grade visit the Shark Tank once a week. Ms. Robin Young, the Shark Tank teacher, works closely with our teachers to help utilize our technology in fun ways that help tie in to our existing curricula. Students are excited to come in and create, collaborate, and learn critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They get hands on learning, develop critical thinking skills and earn a boost of self-confidence.

Here is just a bit of the technology you'll find in the Shark Tank:

• Ozobots
• Dash Bots
• Nureva Span Screen (for visual learning and collaboration) Arduino Board (programing/coding)
• 3D printer
• Makey Makey Invention (crafting and coding)