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
Newton's Laws of Motion
Fluid Mechanics & Aerodynamics
Building Blocks of Matter
Physical & Chemical Changes
Navigation & Mapping
Engineering Design Process
3D Computer Aided Design (CAD)
MATHEMATIC OPERATIONS & APPLICATIONS
Numbers & Number Relationships
STEM Careers Exploration
"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
Adding value to Fort Wayne and surrounding area youth programming
through science, technology,
engineering, mathematics, and
personal growth skills.
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.
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
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South Bend: SBinfo@starbasein.org
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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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