STEM Challenge
(Grades 3-4)
Tutor: Lisa Berscheid
Length: Full Year or by semester Class Period: Wednesday, eCHAT period 2 (10:00 - 11:00 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 has two B.A.'s in Psychology and in Bible from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She has been homeschooling her three children for 16 years. Lisa has also taught math and hands-on science classes in her home for homeschoolers of all ages. She is currently tutoring students with dyslexia using the Barton Reading System, an Orton-Gillingham program designed to help students learn to read with ease. In her free time, Lisa enjoys crocheting, gardening, cooking for her family, and catering special events

Cost:  $152, $162, or $172 per semester (depending on registration date)
: Grades 3-4

Prerequisite: none
Homework: none
Text:  None