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New Middle School: STEM Robotics Class

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This semester, PCA is excited to offer a Middle School Robotics class for our students led by Dr. Myra Finneran and Andy Welch. In the classroom, the goal is to have students engage at every level, with hands-on experiences that stimulate communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.

First, the robotics students reviewed the LEGO League Core Values (discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, and teamwork) and built their field components. Now they are learning the basics of programming. Their initial task was to code a program for their robot to drive in a square formation. After mastering robotic movements, students will move into utilizing the touch and color sensors.

Through this robotics class offering, these middle schoolers will sharpen their scientific inquiry, engineering design, and data analysis skills. 


 
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High School Science Club Explores Bee City

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The PCA Science Club enjoyed a one of a kind experience as members recently traveled to the Bee City Zoo in Cottageville, South Carolina. Fourteen students from our Science Club, along with faculty advisor, Mr. Warburton, took advantage of the many educational offerings at the facility including a reptile and tortoise classroom. The students were also able to hand feed all types of animals.. lemurs, monkeys, camels, deer, pigmy goats, snow lion, zebras, and mountain goats just to name a few. Mr. Warburton says it was truly a wonderful learning experience beyond the classroom.
Bee City was started more than 30 years ago by a family with a love of honeybees and a passion for educating people about the importance of the honeybee. It's now evolved to include the interactive zoo.

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