What is STEM Education?

STEM is comprised of 4 specific areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  STEM education works to teach these areas in an integrated approach- through literacy and real-life applications.
 
Parkview Elementary is a STEM-focused school.  You can learn more about Parkview here!

What is Project Lead the Way?

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides a comprehensive approach to STEM Education. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. (From: https://www.pltw.org)

PLTW is being implemented in:
  • Parkview Elementary
  • Bidwell Junior High
  • Chico Junior High
  • Marsh Junior High
See how PLTW is currently being implemented at Chico Junior High!

You Can Support our Programs!

Donate to Parkview Elementary STEM/PLTW



Donate to Bidwell Junior High PLTW



Donate to Chico Junior High PLTW



Donate to Marsh Junior High PLTW


See What Your Donation Will Support at Parkview Elementary!

Teacher Training: $1,600 to train approximately 16 teachers at $100 a day in July of 2015

Annual Site License: $750.00

Other Materials, replacement of consumable materials: $1,420.00

iPad Air: $399 x 12 devices = $4,788 + plus tax

iPad Air Otterbox Defender: $600.00

Here's What Your Donation Supports for Robotics!

Teacher training: $2500 = $2600 for travel costs, $300 for training

VEX Robotics Kits

Year 1 (2014-2015): $10,000

2015-16: 5 kits at $1050 each

Annual Fee: $750

Other materials: $500

Furniture for collaborative grouping and use of Vex Robotics: $4500

Here's What Your Donation Supports in Year 1 at Bidwell!

Item Specification

 Unit Cost

Unit

Qty Recmnd 40 Students

Est Price Based on 40 students

Staff Development 

Registration for MD course - taught in San Diego

 $1,500.00

2

$3,000.00

Flight/Hotel/Transportation

 $800.00

2

$1,600.00




Total for Staff Training - year 1                            $4,600.00

Course Materials to implement Medical Detectives  

Go!Temp

$42.00

Each

20

$840.00

250 mL Beaker. Corning 1000 Manufactured with spout & uniform wall thickness for maximum durability.

$17.00

Pkg/12

4

$68.00

Omron BP710 Auto BP Monitor

$30.00

Pkg/12

10

$300.00

50mL Polypropylene graduated cylinder. Can use the same graduated cylinder purchased for the FS unit.

$1.00

Each

20

$20.00

Rubberized Chemical Resistant Aprons > Size: 24W x 30 in. H

$3.25

Each

40

$130.00

Student Dissecting Kit - includes Scissors, Student Grade 4 1/2", Forceps, Dissecting 4 1/2", Disposable Scalpel, 2 Teasing Needles, Straight, Mall Probe & Seeker, 6 Dissecting T Pins, Transparent Ruler, Dropping Pipette.

$110.00

Each

2

$220.00

Rubber Stopper, One-Hole, Size 2, Top: 20mm, Bottom: 16mm, Approx. No. per lb: 52 Item # 712433

$10.00

Pound

2

$20.00

Rubber Stopper, One-Hole, Size 3, Top: 24mm, Bottom: 18mm, Approx. No. per lb: 39 Item # 712434

$10.00

Pound

2

$20.00

Rubber Stopper, One-Hole, Size 4, Top: 26mm, Bottom: 20mm, Approx. No. per lb: 33 Item # 712435

$10.00

Pound

2

$20.00

Microwave - small

$60.00

Each

1

$60.00

Pair of Oven Mitts

$6.00

Pkg/2

4

$24.00

3D Printer

$1,200.00

Gateway To Technology - Participation Fee**
Each school is required to pay an annual participation fee. All required software is now included in the participation fee.

$750.00

Total for Medical Detectives Start-up

$3,672.00

The items listed below are consumed throughout this unit.

This will be the cost/year for 1 section per semester.

Sheep Brain - Fully Extracted, Student Grade

$6.80

Each

40

$272.00

Human Senses BioKit®  Note: if you teach more than one section order the Human Senses BioKit® Refill for each additional section

$72.00

Each

4

$288.00

 DNA Necklace Kit

$47.00

Each

2

$94.00

Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Classroom Kit

$250.00

Each

2

$500.00

Assorted colors of small round stickers such as Avery® 5795 Round 1/4" Diameter Color Coding Labels, Assorted Colors, 760/Pack

$6.00

Pkg/760

1

$6.00

AAA Battery

$6.00

Pkg/12

4

$24.00

Distilled Water, gallon bottle (if not available in classroom)

$2.00

Each

20

$40.00

Toothpicks, round

$1.00

Box

20

$20.00

Nitrile Exam Gloves, Large Textured fingertips for dry & wet working conditions. Made of 100% nitrile. Blue, Powder-free ambidextrous.

$9.00

Box/100

2

$18.00

Glove Exam Latex PF Medium

$5.00

Box

4

$20.00

Gloves Exam PF Small

$4.00

Box

2

$8.00

9 V Battery

$12.00

Pkg/4

6

$80.00

Foam trays

$12.50

Pkg/125

2

$25.00

.5" x 1.75" Avery address labels - 1 package of 25

$10.00

Pkg/25

2

$20.00

PLTW Engineering Notebook
ISBN#: 978-0-578-05027-0

$2.75

Each

80

$220.00

Total for Consumables - Year 1                                                                  $1,635.00

Total for Implementation for

Medical Detectives Year 1

$10,387.00

Here's What Your Donation Supports in Year 2 at Bidwell!

Expanding in Year 2

Automation and Design and Robotics

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Development

Registration for AR/DM taught in Chico

 $1,500.00

2

 

$3,000.00

Total for Staff Training - Year 2                                     $3,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Organizer for VEX parts, e.g. tackle box.   

$9.80

Each

16

$156.80

VEX GTT Kit 

$1,075.00

Each

8

$8,600.00

Digital Camera, Canon Power Shot (with video capability)

$100.00

Each

1

$100.00

4GB SD Card for Camera

$60.00

Each

1

$6.00

Saw, Back Blade 14", 12 pts. Per inch

$8.00

Each

8

$64.00

Miter Box, Hard Maple or Plastic 4" High Sides

$5.00

Each

8

$40.00

Staple Gun, Arrow

$15.00

Each

1

$15.00

Xcelite 103-S Wire Stripper

$12.50

Each

10

$125.00

Nicholson 8” bastard-cut mill file,

$6.00

Each

1

$6.00

Nicholson plastic file handle

$4.00

Each

1

$4.00

Square, Combination, 12" Grooved Blade

$9.00

Each

10

$90.00

Lo-Temp Full Size 110 Volt Glue Gun  

$6.00

Each

20

$120.00

Steel Tape measure

$4.00

Each

10

$40.00

4.5-Inch Needle Nose Pliers

$1.75

Each

20

$35.00

Paper Cutter

$28.95

Each

1

$28.95

Tape Measure - Metric

$2.50

Each

6

$15.00

Total for Supplies for AR/DM                                                                 $9,445.75

 

 

 

 

 

The items listed below are consumed throughout 1 year of AR/DM. This will be the cost/year for 1 section per semester

PLTW Engineering Notebook
ISBN#: 978-0-578-05027-0

$2.75

Each

40

$110.00

Staples 3/8" Long for Arrow

$2.00

Pkg/1250

1

$2.00

Lo-Temp Glue Sticks, 1/2" x 4" Long   

$0.25

Each

200

$50.00

Quick Dry Tacky Glue, 4 oz.

$2.25

Each

20

$45.00

Utility/X-Acto Knife with replacement blade

$2.75

Pkg/5

20

$55.00

Safety Glasses with Side Shields & Adjustable Temple #11782 Phoenix Edge-Black TM-53  

$1.20

Each

40

$48.00

String

$1.50

Spool

2

$3.00

Invisible Tape

$5.15

Each

20

$103.00

Electrical Tape 3/4" x 30'

$0.99

Each

2

$1.98

Assorted Permanent Markers

$2.40

Set

10

$24.00

1" Wide Masking Tape 50ft.   

$2.15

Each

4

$8.60

Colored Pencils - box of 10-12 colors

$1.39

Pack

10

$13.90

Total consumables per year for DM/AR                                                         $464.48

 

 

 

 

 

Total Implementation for year 2 for DM/AR

in addition to consumables for MD                                                    

$12,910.23


You Can Support our Programs!

Donate to Parkview Elementary STEM/PLTW



Donate to Bidwell Junior High PLTW



Donate to Chico Junior High PLTW



Donate to Marsh Junior High PLTW