Open Projects and Apps supports elementary and secondary level STEM education by connecting mentors from the local community, workplace, higher educational institutions, and professional organizations to grade level students.

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In this 12 week course the students will learn how to apply grade level math and science in simulated real world projects. Each project utilizes a sample set of applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts. Project based learning methods are used in a lab environment. Students demonstrate their finished projects to an audience at the monthly open house.

Welcome to Orange County K - 12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education and Experience Support Center. Attend Aha! STEM Presentations, Wow! Field Trips, Fun Summer Camps, and build cool robots that mimic real world applications. Learn about First Lego League! Become a FIRST® LEGO® League mentor, Serve as a STEM volunteer, High-School students - Build hands-on experience through our Regional Occupational Program-Career Technical Education (ROP-CTE) programs, Explore exciting educational and career opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Parents - Encourage your children to become future engineers and scientists! Teachers - sharpen your professional tools by attending our It Works! Workshops.

OpenProjectsAndApps.org is now offering exciting STEM Open Learning Projects in a fun weekly summer camp format for High School Students. Students will work as a team. Choose their favorite theme for a project. Form a virtual company. Make a product or create a service using their STEM knowledge and Skills.

FLL 2014 - World Class

What is the future of learning? FIRST® LEGO® League teams will find the answers. In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS® Challenge, over 230,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Teams will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn. Get ready for a whole new class - FLL WORLD CLASS®

FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During FLL WORLD CLASS®, teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. They will also choose and solve a real-world question in the Project. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL's signature set of Core Values.

To Learn more and form new teams attend an FLL Open House.