STEM is not just a buzz word at DLEACS. Science and Technology is a robust curriculum coming from a new science lab and state of the art technological infrastructure. As a result, we can prepare our students better academically; hence they perform better — also, many children have opportunities to compete against other schools. Our students have medaled in competition at the annual Hudson County Earth Day competition in recent years, and they ranked 1st through 4th place annually in the middle games at the NJ Science Science Olympiad.
Thanks to our middle school science teacher, Mrs. Padua our students enjoy science activities and excel in science academically. Each year she produces a Science Quiz bee- an innovative contest in the similar format of a Spelling Bee. In keeping with tradition, Mrs. Padua also facilitates a science fair which is judged by teachers. Principal Brewer weighs in on the action as well!
Science activities in the early grades at Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School (DLEACS) are what lay the groundwork for student understanding in the subject. The hands-on investigation through laboratory experimentation has proven to be the best way to introduce students to scientific inquiry. The process is the first step in asking questions and conducting experiments as a way to understand the natural world.
We are proud of our students and their accomplishments. The next Science Olympiad competition is on May 18, 2019. Wish them luck!
See our science fair photos here.