The SSFS Kindergarten class embarked on a study of "ramps and pathways," which introduced engineering and design concepts to one of the most popular play spaces in the classroom— the block area!
From preschool to 12th grade, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) is integrated into the curriculum at Sandy Spring Friend School. With a focus on hands-on, inquiry based learning, our students use critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving to explore, discover, and grow.
THE LATEST IN STEM AT SSFS
Each year, our Algebra I students put their math and engineering skills to the test to create an exclusive bungee jumping company that has one VIP client—a Barbie.
In the fall, 5th graders were asked to engage in a Math Trail around campus. By taking 5th graders outside—taking them away from pencils and workbooks—our teachers helped students see math as it applies to everyday life and gain a new appreciation for it.
Each fall, Middle School Integrated Geometry students must collaborate, measure, and strategically use technology to create a diagram for the annual all-school Community Day photo.
After reading research about the benefits of taking notes by hand, our seventh-grade science students decided to challenge the research and conduct an experiment in their classroom to support or refute these conclusions.
Introduction To Engineering students explored mechanisms that convert gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy by designing and building trebuchets to launch tennis balls within a range of 20 meters. Read about their process