STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Children in C.A.S.A. got great exposure to these topics through field trips, experiments, lessons, and small-group instruction.
Science- Mystery Science is a fun interactive curriculum that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core.
It presents engaging science material through online video lessons, animations, and worksheets for grades K-5.
Technology- Students of C.A.S.A. were exposed to technology through computer lab activities. Entrepreneur Paul Francis instructed the kids in how to make a website, create graphics, and display animations.
Art- During C.A.S.A. students participated in art activities such as canvas painting, geometric art, and a tree branch project. Art was a terrific way for them to express themselves creatively.
Mathematics- C.A.S.A. students were regularly drilled with math problems according to their grade level. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and word problems were given to all students with accuracy improvements across the board. They used Prodigygame.com to play math games and battle each other in math competitions.
This 26-acre botanical garden is administered through Cal State Fullerton. It features a variety of different ecosystems such as woodlands, Mediterranean and desert. There is also a Heritage House, community garden, museum, lakes, a playground, and more.
Central Avenue Farmer's Market
The farmer's market is open every Thursday in front of the Los Angeles District 9 office. Each child was given an allotment of money and was able to spend their money on fruits, vegetables, and local products.