STEM Challenge
(Grades 5-6)
Tutor: Lisa Berscheid
Length: Full Year or by semester Class Period: Wednesday, eCHAT period 1 (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)

Description: The STEM Challenge class is an exciting, interactive, hands-on class that will help develop critical thinking skills as student become innovators, learning all about the engineering design process which includes brainstorming, designing, building, testing, and repeating the cycle when needed. Sometimes our designs and ideas won’t work but ultimate success comes from these failures as students learn to be resilient and keep going. This class requires students to work in teams to solve different challenges each week. Some classes involve students solving real world problems, others will be about creating and designing something unique. Doing STEM challenges is a great way to improve problem-solving skills in all areas of life and learning to persevere even when things aren't working as expected.

Tutor: Lisa Berscheid began homeschooling her three children in 2002 and excitedly graduated the youngest in 2022. Lisa has two degrees from the University of Northwestern St. Paul, a BA in Psychology with a child and family emphasis and a BA in Bible. She has taught science and math classes both in her home and for other homeschool groups since 2007. She has a passion for tutoring students with dyslexia and loves to see them overcome those challenges.

Cost:  $162, $172, or $182 per semester (depending on registration date)
: Grades 5-6

Prerequisite: none
Homework: none
Text:  None