At St. Bonaventure School, students spend today acquiring the skills they need to become innovators tomorrow.
That means a strong commitment in the classroom to 21st-century Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum, which requires teachers and staff to constantly find new and exciting ways to engage learners in activities that encompass these areas.
A recent example of the Huntington Beach school’s commitment to STEM is a field study trip to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The trip gave students an opportunity to connect their science lessons with real world experiences, including launching rockets and building robots.
St. Bonaventure students had the privilege of experiencing an exclusive private tour which included viewing mission control, replicas of rovers and the clean room where rockets and satellites are assembled. Students also saw the beginnings of the building of the next Mars spacecraft, due to launch 2021.
St. Bonaventure learners were able to connect NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) they are currently learning in the classroom to what the engineers are doing at JPL every day.
Thanks to this incredible opportunity St. Bonaventure student academic ambitions are “out of this world!”
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