The STEM Experience
The STEM Experience happens everywhere on our campus, not just inside the classroom
Welcome to the Union family Mrs. Thorne! Mrs. Thorne will be our STEM Lab teacher this year. She has a background in science and has many exciting STEM related activities planned for our Union Raiders. Checkout the STEM Lab learning classroom located in the Kindergarten hallway of our building.
Every class will be on a rotation and will get several opportunities throughout the year to go to STEM-Lab and spend the entire day with Mrs. Thorne. They will still go to their weekly Related Arts classes, recess, and lunch as scheduled, but will be in the STEM-Lab or the Garden/Greenhouse. Check with your child's teacher for his/her scheduled STEM-Lab days.
Our Nature Trail, Outdoor Classroom and Labyrinth Patio add another spot to take the kids outdoors and continue their STEM learning. Our Nature Trail is surrounded by native Tennessee plants/shrubs and has an area where the kids and teacher can sit on tree stumps and continue their outside experience. Our Outdoor Classroom can have lots of kids sitting at 1 of the 4 tables allowing them to sit and work on many different projects. Our Labyrinth Patio has a giant chalkboard where the teacher can actually do a lesson while sitting outside, the kids can also take a moment to clear their minds while walking the labyrinth.
Our new David Collins Ag-STEM Center is where you can find our wonderful Garden, Greenhouse, Rain Garden, Butterfly Garden, Chicken Coop, Rabbit House, Herb Garden, and Barn. Learning doesn't just happen between the 4 walls of the classroom....it happens outside too, where you can't be afraid to get dirty!