Thackrey has moved the Solana Beach students on to this round of the competition with their interest in using STEM to address the seal population and water quality in La Jolla Cove. Skyline Elementary is one of four other schools in California to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, Thackrey, Skyline Elementary’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) teacher, will create a lesson plan to address the issue in an educational setting. Fifty-one state winners will be announced in early December.
This is Thackrey’s first time entering the contest. To learn more about the competition and past winners, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.samsung.com/solve”samsung.com/solve.
This year, Skyline Elementary School implemented a new STREAM program. The students have been discovering and developing their passion and talents in STEM education through project based learning. The program has been designed with the intention to empower students with 21st century learning skills so that they are able to think critically, communicate effectively, be creative, and collaborate successfully, and to provide exposure and engaging experiences in STEM related fields. To see more about what is happening in Skyline’s STREAM lab, visit HYPERLINK “https://sites.google.com/site/streamskyline/”sites.google.com/site/streamskyline/ or follow us on Twitter @SkylineSTREAM or Instagram at sky.stream.