STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH)

STEM:  A visionary program of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math…….discovery and problem-solving through exploration.

 

Imani offers a comprehensive “hands-on”, inquiry-based STEM curriculum based on national and state standards for all students (Pre-K through Grade 12).  Students receive a significant advantage when they are immersed within a STEM-focused program.  Imani wants to ensure that all students are prepared with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to succeed in a technologically-rich society and the rapidly evolving workforce.

ROBOTICS

 

 Within the dynamic environment of a robotics class, students become creators, learn problem-solving skills,  and practice hands-on activities that link science and math to the real world.

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AERODYNAMICS

 

Students design, construct, modify and test balsa wood and Styrofoam gliders to learn about aerodynamics, weight and balance, and modeling techniques.  A competition is held to see whose glider can fly the furthest.

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LANXESS CHEMISTRY KITS

 

LANXESS Corporation donated elementary chemistry sets to Imani, which contain the equipment and curriculum needed to conduct ten chemistry experiments, focusing primarily on the solubility of substances in water. 

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ENGINEERING A BRIDGE

 

This project promotes the study and application of fundamental physics principles and teaches Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills through bridge construction.  Students build and test model bridges and compete to see which can hold the most weight.

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PROMETHEAN ACTIVEBOARDS

 

Interactive whiteboard technology gives teachers access to video presentations and assessment tools.  The ability to engage and communicate concepts in greater depth through interactive learning lessons enables students to grasp concepts more clearly. 

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ASSET KITS (GRADES 3 - 8)

 

ASSET Kits allow students to experience the wonders of life, earth, and physical science, engineering, and technology.  Various hands-on learning modules give students the opportunity to experiment with microworlds, electric circuits, ecosystems, and much more.

 

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ANALYZING MOTION

 

Students design, build and analyze model roller coasters to explore the physics used by engineers in designing today's roller coasters, including potential and kinetic energy, friction and gravity. 

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GREENHOUSE

 

Our greenhouse is a hands-on lab where students learn about the environment.  Topics overed include: life cycles of insects, photosynthesis, ecosystems, composting, growth cycles of plants and vegetables, etc. 

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DISSECTIONS

 

Our students perform various dissections to gain an understanding of the organ systems of complex living things, as many of the organ systems in animals are similar to the human body. 

Imani Christian Academy

2150 East Hills Drive

Pittsburgh, PA  15221

Phone:  412-731-7982 

Fax: 412-731-7343