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K-9 STEAM School

“Teaching by Tinkering” at Lowell Public Schools

More than 50 teachers across the Lowell Public Schools spent an afternoon with Alisha Collins, Acera’s SEEDS StudioLab Manager, for a lesson in “teaching by tinkering.” The teachers learned how to hack toys — a hands-on, creative, and… Read More

Exploring the science of candy!

Watch as students in Ms. Alisha’s “Choreography of Matter” class discover how materials like sugar, cornstarch, and vinegar interact while making hand-pulled “dragon’s beard” candy.

Creative projects and tapping a sense of purpose leads to girls’ engagement in STEM

She rotates the table of projects, rapt. There’s a critter bot creation which moves with its robotics component, a 3D printed structure – customized by a young elementary peer – that lights up and looks magical, and an… Read More

Celebrating ideas, accomplishments, and people at March School Assembly

Acera School enjoyed an amazing School Assembly on March 8, with thoughtful contributions from all classes! Ms. Jen’s LE class told the school about the impressive progress they’ve made on their classroom loft idea. Noticing a need for … Read More

Connecting Heart with Imagination and Innovation

By Courtney Dickinson   @CourtneyofAcera Could motivating positive habits and self awareness around pulse rates, exercise, and stress/anxiety prevention help students’ well being and help avoid cardiovascular disease later in life?     Last spring, Acera students created product… Read More

Girls Who Code comes to Acera!

Acera School is proud to announce we will host weekly Girls Who Code clubs beginning Tuesday, September 24 from 6:00-7:00pm. One club is for girls in grades 3-5, and the other for girls in grades 6-12. Meetings will… Read More

Teaching history through games

Acera School students Kai, Moe, and Liam took the stage at LearnLaunch Institute’s 2019 Learning Innovation Showcase at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on February 1. The trio presented “Hail Caesar?” — an online multiplayer game they… Read More

Create your own “Lab in a Backpack” during February Vacation!

Are you a Citizen Scientist? Do you like the idea of exploring and investigating the air, water, and soil around you using scientific instruments that you made yourself? In this hands-on class, kids create their very own “Lab… Read More

Acera receives $50,000 from Bristol-Myers Squibb to reinvent high school biology

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has invested $50,000 in Acera School’s education innovation initiative. The funding supports Acera’s “Life Sciences Change Agent Teachers” workshop series, which offers free training in innovative STEM curricula to teachers in public schools…. Read More

Nobel Laureate visits Acera

Some students might dread the return to school following the long holiday break. For kids at Acera School, it was different. Students of the K-8 STEM school in Winchester spent the first morning back in the company of… Read More