DoD STARBASE 1.0 focuses on elementary students, primarily fifth graders. The goal is to motivate them to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they continue their education. The academies serve students that are historically under-represented in STEM.The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them.

 

The program engages students through the inquiry-based curriculum with its "hands-on, mind-on" experiential activities.  They study Newton's Laws and Bernoulli's principle; explore nanotechnology, navigation and mapping. They are captivated by engineering as they use the computer to design space stations, all-terrain vehicles, and submersibles.  Math is embedded throughout the curriculum and students use metric measurement, estimation, calculation geometry and data analysis to solve questions. Teamwork is stressed as they work together to explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate concepts.

DoD STARBASE 1.0 Curriculum

 

PHYSICS

Newton's Laws of Motion

Fluid Mechanics & Aerodynamics

 

CHEMISTRY SCIENCES

Building Blocks of Matter

Physical & Chemical Changes

Atmospheric Properties

 

TECHNOLOGY

Innovations

Navigation & Mapping

 

ENGINEERING

Engineering Design Process

3D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

 

MATHEMATIC OPERATIONS & APPLICATIONS

Numbers & Number Relationships

Measurement

Geometry

Data Analysis

 

STEM CAREERS

STEM Careers Exploration

Personal Investigations

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The thing I mostly like about STARBASE was creating our own robots because it made me feel like a real engineer of a game of something!" Skyler - Indian Village Elementary

mission

     Adding value to Fort Wayne and  surrounding area youth programming

       through science, technology,

     engineering, mathematics, and

             personal growth skills.

vision

To raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of at-risk youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; which will provide for a highly educated and skilled American    workforce.

goal

    Exposing youth to the technological environments and positive role models in civilian professions and military installations, throughout the course of 20-25 hours of  exemplary instruction,

using a curriculum that meets or

exceeds the state and national

                standards.

 

        STARBASE 1.0

Fort Wayne

Have any questions? Email any of our locations for details:

Fort Wayne  (260) 478-3712

Indianapolis (317) 247-3502

South Bend (317) 247-3300 ext. 88834

Gary (317) 247-3300 ext. 85341

 

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