Indiana Math and Science Academy- North is embracing S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and offering more new and exciting experiences every year. Some of these include but are not limited to:
- PLTW Engineering/Bio Medical
- 3D Printing Workshop
- Science Fair
- New STEM Classes
- Robotics Competition (Robo Con)
We currently offer a Project Lead The Way (P.L.T.W.) Engineering Class, which is a 9-12 elective that allows students to step into the role of an engineer. Students do hands on activities that incorporate critical thinking, and collaborative skills to solve real-world problems. The skills students learn through this program can be used in any career field they may choose to pursue. For more information on the program, please see their website: https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-engineering
Next year we plan on starting the PLTW Bio Medical Pathway. This will be another elective course for 9-12 grade students. Students will use the same tools, and procedures as the medical professionals to take on real-world problems. This program is to engage students in labs, and other hands-on activities that will prepare them for college, and the rest of their lives. For more information on the program, please see their website:
3D Printing Workshop:
We realize 3D printing is not just a technology of the future but one that can help our students now. Our 3D Printer Family workshop is on February 10th Saturday, the same day we have conferences. The school has two free kits valued at $250 and it will be given to two of the families whom show interest by February 1st. Families will have to build the printer with the instructor on February 10th. The class will be roughly eight hours long and is a great family bonding activity. Once the 3D printer is complete, it is the property of that student.
The Science Fair took place Friday, December 1st, for the Middle and High School of IMSA North. The Science Fair was the culmination of a lot of hard work. We had 289 participants from grades 7th– 12th. The students showed off their curious nature by using the scientific method to answer questions that fascinated them. For a list of the winners, and more information about IMSA-North’s Science Fair, please visit: ttp://north.imsaindy.org/science-fair/
CONSEF Link: http://www.consef.org/
New STEM Classes:
As of this year two new Science Classes are being offered, Health Sciences and Anatomy and Physiology.
Health Sciences is an introductory class into medicine, and a 9-12 grade elective class. Students will learn more about the human body, medical terminology, and medical careers to help prepare them for the medical field. They will be doing hands on labs to explore the different phenomena of the body.
Anatomy and Physiology is an 11-12th grade science course that looks at the functions and features of the human body. Students will not only learn more about their bodies and how they work but will be doing hands on labs that will deepen their understanding. Students will be dissecting frogs, sharks, and cow hearts among other specimen. They will also be looking at microscopic cells from their own body, and even testing their blood!
These classes are in addition to the other STEM classes that still remain, such as Photography, STEM Expo, Video Production and many others.
IMSA-North have both a Middle and High School robotics team. Students and their coaches work together to build and program robots to compete against other schools.
VEX IQ Robotics Competition will be held on Saturday, January 20th.
Some of the most recent information:
Our high school robotics team, KnightBots, attended their second tournament of the season in Crawfordsville, IN.
They had a great time with playing with 32 teams from 4 Midwest states. Their sacrifice of three days for building and practicing the robot during the winter break paid off eventually.
They’ve ranked second out of thirty-two teams and won Finalist Captain Award.
Their next event will be held on January 27th in Bedford, IN.
Our students in the Middle and High school will be competing nationally against other schools, showing off their Math Skills. Last year, students from our school competed against over 500 other students in Chicago.
MathCon link: http://www.mathcon.org/+/
2017-2018 is the first year we are building our electric go-cart. More updates to come.