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STREAM -The Diocese of Buffalo STREAM Academy courses provide creative, hands-on opportunities for students:Focus on inquiry, creativity, complex thinking and FUN!  Emphasize STREAM education learning are and nurtures the innate curiosity of every child.Provides a runway for our next generation of believers, innovators, scientists and leaders.

The cost to register for a STREAM Academy is $25.00. The course runs for an 8 week period, after school on Wednesdays. Courses will begin on October 10th and run until December 5th. Please send in your payment in an envelope with the childs name, and name of their STREAM Academy Course. 

Fall - 2018 Course Options:

Abbott Road Location Academies

KITCHEN CHEM: 4th Grade  (12 spots available)  An introduction to food preparation is a way to reinforce and teach subjects like science, math, and reading, and provide a fun, hands-on way to introduce young students to other life skills such as budgeting, problem- solving, grocery shopping and more! In addition to food preparation, some of the things students will learn about are the origins of food, healthy food choices, and not only how to achieve accurate measurements, but why it is so essential to the final outcome of a recipe. Food tastings and identification, as well as safe kitchen practices will be emphasized.

LEGO-U: 1st – 3rd Grade (16 spots available)  Bring abstract concepts to life with a fun, hands-on approach that really engages students. LEGO® bricks turn numbers, words, and ideas into real models that can be touched, described, and innovated across all subject areas! Each week, the students will undertake a design challenge connected to topics taught at the primary level in ELA, Science, S.S., Religion, or Math utilizing LEGO® bricks. They will also have opportunities to present and share, strengthening their presentation skills! 

PEAP - 1st - 3rd Grade: (20 available spots)  Assist Goldilocks as she improves the design on that broken chair and makes it “just right.” PEAP brings the engineering design process to our youngest learners. This Academy course adapts the engineering design process to meet the needs of our favorite fairy tale characters. These familiar and timeless stories encourage students to begin problem solving, generate design proposals, collaborate, and make connections to the enchantment of engineering!

 LittleBits! Bubbles K-2 (12 available slots) - This course is designed to let kids learn all about bubbles. Students get to learn about bubbles, play with bubbles, and conduct fun and hands ons experiments using bubbles.

Okell St Location Academies 

Invention Convention - Great Shark Tank Ideas! 5th - 8th (14 available slots) - Invention Convention sparks students' inventive spirit! Participants will be challenged to identify a need or solve a problem using the same procedure of an inventor. Students learn how inventions and innovations evolved and are trained in critical thinking activities to invent a product using everyday items.  Using research and communication skills, students will generate commercials to sell their products.

KITCHEN CHEM: 5th-8th Grade (12 spots available)  An introduction to food preparation is a way to reinforce and teach subjects like science, math, and reading, and provide a fun, hands-on way to introduce young students to other life skills such as budgeting, problem- solving, grocery shopping and more! In addition to food preparation, some of the things students will learn about are the origins of food, healthy food choices, and not only how to achieve accurate measurements, but why it is so essential to the final outcome of a recipe. Food tastings and identification, as well as safe kitchen practices will be emphasized.