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STEM Academy

St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair

Project Guide for Secondary Schools

 “Defined STEM offers over 1,000 "Learning Connections" to stimulate student understanding in science, math, engineering and technology studies and how these subjects can be applied across all subject. These "Learning Connections" provide a single point of entry into an array of media, providing both teacher-centered instruction and student-centered learning. Defined STEM does this by providing instructional media to enhance the instruction-led acquisition of knowledge and applications to apply that knowledge in simulated real world settings.”  

STEM 9 Resources

Supplies required for STEM Algebra 2:

  • 3-ring binder (May use the same binder for Chemistry, but must have dividers.)
  • lined paper AND graph paper
  • pencils and pens
  • ruler

Note: TI-84 Graphing calculators are available for students use in the classroom. Students that do not have their own calculator may sign out a calculator for use at home.

Supplies required for STEM Chemistry:

  • 3-ring Binder (2" +) with loose leaf paper & dividers
  • pens and pencils
  • highlighter
  • index cards

Summer Learning Opportunities

STEM 9 Algebra 2

STEM 9 Chemistry

Note: The documents in the summer Learning Opportunities section are Google Docs. The document may either be printed or a copy can be made in your Google Drive by selecting File / Make a Copy.

Contact Information:

You can reach your STEM 9 teachers by calling the school or via email:

Matt Taggert STEM Algebra 2:

Jayme Knobloch STEM Chemistry:

STEM 10 Resources

STEM 10 Biology

We will be going to St. Mary's Hospital Wednesday February 9th.  The bus will leave school at 8:30 am and return at 2:30 pm.  As well as permission forms, parents need to sign a hospital form.  These forms are coming home with the students.  The hospital code of conduct is attached below.  Please review it with your student.

STEM 10 Engineering

Contact information: 

Work phone: (301)863-4001


Design and build the fastest rubber band powered car from supplied materials

STEM 10 Physics

Address questions to Mr. Skinner at

STEM 10 Precalculus

STEM 11 and STEM 12

You will receive supply lists from your independent teachers.