Welcome to the STEM Pre-Academy!
The STEM Pre-Academy fosters inspiration and relevance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics primarily through initiatives, such as teacher workshops, technical focus sessions, and collaborative interaction between middle school teachers and subject matter experts. This teacher-driven multidisciplinary program helps middle school public educators develop and implement research and technology based student curriculum including lessons, activities and projects.
The STEM Pre-Academy is a state-funded program, focused on public middle school teachers in Hawaii.
Kapa‘a Middle School Art teacher Julia Sanderl shares her experience using a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 in a traditional art class. Read more...
We caught up with Kapa‘a Middle School teacher Thomas “Logan” Newbill recently and asked if he would share his thoughts on Google Chromebook in the classroom. Read more...
On June 22 and 23, 2015, a workshop on the Engineering Design Process in middle schools was held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Organized by the Hawaii Department of Education, the Office of Naval Research Project and Educational Leadership Program at Chaminade University, and STEM Pre-Academy, the workshop focused on giving teachers a solid foundation for implementing the Engineering Design Process in their classes. Read more...
Visit the new miniblog on Mobile Devices - Mobile Learning!
We've kicked off a new miniblog on this site and hope you’ll join the online conversation to learn more about the various mobile devices that are now inundating the consumer market and some of which are now being used in the classroom.
Nutrition Researcher Speaks to PE Classes
When science and engineering principles collide, the result can be quite practical with far-reaching effect as students at Jarrett Middle School learned in October from UH Jahren Geobiology Laboratory Research Technician, Josh Bostic.
Josh gave a great presentation to 3 PE classes at Jarrett Middle School on the science behind added sugars in the standard American diet. The students learned that making healthy food choices now will help keep their bodies healthy and free of chronic diseases in the future.
Follow-up Mini Workshop: Water Quality Field Trip to Kualoa Ranch
On Saturday, July 26, 2014, teachers from Waipahu Intermediate, Aliamanu Intermediate, Moanalua Middle and Ewa Makai Middle schools met at Kualoa Ranch Educational Center to participate in the STEM Pre-Academy Water Quality Follow-Up Mini Workshop.
Dr. Marek Kirs, a researcher at the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center, shared his research data and insight on water quality in the streams and beaches in Hawaii.
Feature Project: iPad Enabled Digital Publishing @ Moanalua Middle School
At Moanalua Middle School, Language Arts teacher Kathy Nagaji and her team piloted a project with students entitled, “iPad Enabled Digital Publishing”. They drew inspiration from the October 2013 iPad workshop co-presented by STEM Pre-Academy, Hawaii Creative Media, and students from Searider Productions, Wai`anae High School.
Oct 5 2016 - 3:05pm
STEM Pre-Academy don't have a freeze dryer in the inventory. I will ask some of our researcher to see if they have one and are willing to help.
Oct 5 2016 - 3:23pm
Aloha! I'm a new 6th Grade Math and Science teacher on Lana'i. I am interested in your lending library and am wondering if you have a periodic table, conductivity testers, pH and temperature probes (for iPads). --Kapua (Michele) Weinhouse
Oct 5 2016 - 3:01pm
Welcome to STEM Pre-Academy. The program don't have periodic tables in the inventory but do have an advance water quality sensor capable of measuring pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity, Salinity and Temperature in liquids. This is the link for this sensor: http://stempreacademy.hawaii.edu/toolkit/PS-2230 The sensor connects via bluetooth using an Airlink2 to iPads or Chromebooks using the Sparkvue app. The app is free to download.
Please, Let me know if this is what you are looking for to help you through the request process.
Oct 5 2016 - 3:36pm
Oct 5 2016 - 1:46pm
the last document I sent you were the links for the parts we selected for your solar boat project. Here are the links again:
Solar Supplies: http://www.solarmade.com/
Let me know if this is what you needed.
Oct 5 2016 - 1:52pm
Mahalo Edwin. The drive dog link takes me straight there to the specific part. However, the Prop & Prop drive shaft just takes me to the prop options. Is there any way you can help me choose exact props & prop drive shafts (like the drive dog link)? There is too much here for me to understand and sort through. I'm a bit confused. Mahalo
Oct 5 2016 - 11:16pm
This is my recommendation for your project. They didnt have all the parts in 1/8" so I change to 3/16" or 4 mm. There should be no problem with this parts. You can go to their website http://www.hobbyking.com/ and serch the parts by Product ID.
Additional Drive Dog
I hope this help you ordering the parts.
Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm
Sep 26 2016 - 3:56pm
Thanks for posting your question. Before i answer your question i want to check with a colleague what are the needs in this area. specially for Hawaii. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Sep 26 2016 - 5:04pm