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About Me:  I am currently the STEM teacher at CCE.  I taught second-grade math and science for at CCE for 18 years, before moving to the STEM position in the 19-20 school year.  






Ms. Ballard's STEM Lab

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In STEM Lab, we use these skills to do projects and challenges.  The students work in teams to figure out how to make things work. 

What is STEM

Teamwork is a big part of STEM.  

  Hasil gambar untuk teamwork | Inspirasi desain grafis

STEM is based around the Engineering Design Process.

Engineering Design Process – Kool Kat Science

Why is STEM Important?

The skills you develop through STEM can provide you with the foundation to succeed in school and beyond.  Right now, many companies are looking for workers with STEM skills.  Future jobs will require more STEM skills and the ability to work together.





Scratch is a visual coding program using blocks.  4th and 5th graders will be learning how to code using this program!  I am excited to be incorporating coding into our Clay City Elementary STEM Lab. 

I have a background in computer programming.  So now I get to combine the two things that I love -


Scratch Intro - Welcome to Mr.Lewis' Online Project Site

Click on the picture to see a brief introduction to Scratch.


Scratch Programs Created by Ms. Ballard

Candy Heart Drop

Fun on the Ice - Math Review











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