Did you know that the Department of Defense runs STARBASE Academy, primarily for fifth graders, to increase their knowledge, skills, attitute and confidence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The program provides 25 hours of experiences where students participate in hands-on activities that meet or exceed the National Standards.
The academy works with school districts to serves students that are socially/economically disadvantaged, are located inner cities, gateway cities, or rural locations, or are of low academic performance or have a disability. Programs are located in many locations throughout the United States. Wondering if there is a location near you? Check out the STARBASE Locator. Massachusetts offers a location at Hanscom Airforce Base.
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My son attended this program as a fifth-grade student and loved it!
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