TCPS Gifted and Talented Program Holds STEM Olympics

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Students in the Talbot County Public Schools Elementary Gifted and Talented Program participated in the 2nd Annual STEM Olympics at Easton Elementary School-Moton Building. Students were also able to showcase their projects from the school year.

Throughout the year these students explored units in Natural Disasters, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.  During the Stem Olympics, students worked in teams to solve the “Super Typhoon Engineering Challenge” applying engineering design process skills. Each grade was given a different type of problem.  Third grade teams worked on Spatial Reasoning; 4th grade tackled Biomedical Engineering; and the 5th grade challenge involved Oceanography.  Medals were awarded for the teams that created the most effective solutions.

The mission of the TCPS gifted and talented program is to provide accelerated educational opportunities that recognize the unique intellectual, academic, social and emotional needs of gifted students.  Teachers provide differentiated educational experiences to challenge students and accommodate different learning styles.  The program is currently offered in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.

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