• STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab
  • STEM Inquiry Lab

STEM Inquiry Lab

STEM Inquiry Lab

To best prepare students for our ever changing global world, IST is proud to introduce the STEM Inquiry Lab. The lab is utilized by Early Childhood- Grade 5 IST students to provide them with enriching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics focused activities. The Inquiry Lab serves as a student centered classroom that encourages collaboration between students.

In the lab, students are provided with problem based learning opportunities that allow them to develop solutions to real world problems. Instruction in the Inquiry Lab focuses on topics relevant to today’s technology centered world and incorporate the engineering process to ensure that students are able to define problems, conduct research, develop and design solutions, build and test models, and evaluate outcomes all while documenting their process.

The goal of the Inquiry Lab is to provide students with confidence in experimentation and investigation. Students learn to understand that failure is more than an option in the lab, it’s a requirement. Students learn that each time they do not succeed, they’re reinforcing their engineering and perseverance skills to become better problem solvers.

Currently, the work force is lacking candidates with adequate presentation, problem solving, and writing skills. IST STEM and IT instruction addresses these areas and ensures that students receive developmentally appropriate training to prepare them for a workforce that is expecting 1.4 million new jobs in STEM fields in the next five years alone.

The Inquiry Lab has been equipped with SmartBoard technology, a Lego wall, Lego Mindstorm and Lego WeDo robotics kits, programable Bee Bots, Makey Makey interactive circuit boards, Little Bits magnetic snap circuits, solar robots, 3D pen technology, and a Creator Pro Flashforge 3D printer.

Private Tours Available!

Enrollment opens for new families on Friday, February 23rd @ 12pm

Click here to request a tour or call (512) 351-3403


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Prospective parents and students, join us this Saturday, February 10th at 9:30 am for our Open House and information session. Families will enjoy some morning treats, learn more about IST, and explore the campus having fun as they stop to visit our classrooms and teachers!

Join us and you'll see... why this is IST!
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Mark your calendars! This Friday we have two very exciting community events you won't want to miss!

Join us in celebrating trailblazer Meerah Rajavel on Friday, January 26th at 2:30pm as she shares with us her inspirational story about her journey from a rural village in India to becoming the Chief Information Officer at Forcepoint, one of leading cyber security firms in the world.

After the Trailblazer Speaker Series, IST will be hosting a movie night at the Rough Hollow Event Center! Get ready for a night filled with fun with a special viewing of Disney's "Planes". Doors will open at 6pm. In flight snacks and beverages will be provided.

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year by visiting us at istexas.org! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am.
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Check out our Grade 2 trailblazers most recent collaborative project!

While exploring the IB transdiciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves", students are inquiring into how people use measurement systems as organizational tools. During this engineering project, students were tasked with designing, measuring, building and improving a dream home for one of their stuffed animals.

Take a look at these trailblazers demonstrating the IB Learner Profile Attributes of "Inquirer, Thinker, and Communicator" as they built their dream homes!

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Contact Info

Address:
International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
Map: Google Map
Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org

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