Northborough – Students in St. Bernadette School's summer academic program are enjoying unique classes such as “Sleuthing Art,” “Excellent Experiments,” and “STEM + Art = STEAM.”
In “Sleuthing Art,” students created a gallery of beautiful paintings and drawings. Once the artwork was hung, a “theft” occurred and the children had to use forensic science to solve the crime. After a visit with a detective at the Northborough Police station, they learned to collect evidence, take fingerprints and shoeprints, and even learned about DNA evidence by extracting DNA from a strawberry.
In “Excellent Experiments” children become scientists by combining art, math and science skills.? Students were taught about electricity and built their own circuit boards and alarm systems. They were also taught about gravity, air resistance, drag and friction and were then challenged to use their scientific skills and artistic abilities to not only design their own parachutes, but to also successfully launch and land a hardboiled egg without cracking it.
“STEM + Art = STEAM” offered younger students the opportunity to integrate art with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This program develops creativity,
problem solving, critical thinking, communications, self-direction, initiative, and collaboration using such materials as Legos, sand, bubbles and balloons.
St. Bernadette School, a Roman Catholic Pre-K, elementary, and middle school located in Northborough, was established in 1997 and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school is now enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. To find out more information and schedule a tour, contact the school at 508-351-9905 or [email protected].