INSTRUCTOR
Warren Astler

Mr. Warren Astler currently serves as the science instructor and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Coordinator at Arma Dei Academy.
He taught third grade for ten years and middle school for nine years at a local Christian school helping develop their middle school science program. During the past seven years, Mr. Astler continued his work in the middle school by teaching science, technology, video production and STEM courses. He served as the STEM coordinator at a science-based charter school and helped develop the technology program at a public middle school.

Christmas Chemistry

December 18-20 (Monday – Wednesday)
K-2nd grade
9:00am-12:00pm
$120.00
(PLEASE NOTE: non-Arma Dei Students are welcome to attend)

STEM @ Arma Dei Academy is pleased to offer a new STEM camp that brings the joy of Christmas and the excitement for STEM at the same time. While at Christmas Chemistry, students explore chemistry with a Christmas theme. Investigations include different types of slime (chemical reactions, solutions and mixtures), solve a STEM challenge relating to Christmas cookies (engineering design process, problem solving),and create ornaments based on science (crystal growth).

Students will:
Participate in STEM and science activities that will be Christmas-based
Take home activities and become possible Christmas presents
Day 1: Christmas Slime: From Santa Slime to Scented Slime
Day 2: Christmas Themed STEM Challenge: The Case of the Christmas Cookie Mystery
Day 3: Christmas Trees, Ornaments and Science…NO WAY!
And more
December 18-20 (Monday – Wednesday)
3rd- 5th Grade
1:00pm – 4:00pm
$120.00
(PLEASE NOTE: non-Arma Dei Students are welcome to attend)

STEM @ Arma Dei Academy is pleased to offer a new STEM camp that brings the joy of Christmas and the excitement for STEM at the same time. While at Christmas Chemistry, students explore chemistry with a Christmas theme. Investigations include different types of slime (chemical reactions, solutions and mixtures), solve a STEM challenge relating to Christmas cookies (engineering design process, problem solving),and create ornaments based on science (crystal growth).

Students will:
Participate in STEM and science activities that will be Christmas-based
Take home activities and become possible Christmas presents
Day 1: Christmas Slime: From Santa Slime to Scented Slime
Day 2: Christmas Themed STEM Challenge: The Case of the Christmas Cookie Mystery
Day 3: Christmas Trees, Ornaments and Science…NO WAY!
And more

Grades 6 - 8

The four hour competitions are twice a year in the following tasks:
Open Design: Robot builders create imaginative robots that can perform a useful task. No design constraints.
Tractor Pull: Robots attempt to pull the most weight over a given distance
Black Line: Robots navigate a black line that has twists, turns, and corners
Drag Racer: Robots are designed to travel at a high speed in a straight line
Minesweeper: Robots clear a 36″ square of 40-small cubes in the fastest time
Rover 2.0: Robots will climb an incline with various obstacles in its path
Maze Runner: Robots navigate through a maze without knowing the correct path prior to the challenge
Sumo: Robots will “wrestle” another robot in an attempt to push their competitor outside of a 36″ square mat.

Lego Robotics: EV3 Platform - Spring 2017

Congratulations Robotics Club!!
Competition in eight robotic challenges took place on Saturday, April 1, at Rocky Heights Middle School.
Arma Dei placed 1st in Minesweeper, 1st in Black Line, and 3rd in RoboDance.

Lego Robotics: EV3 Platform - Fall 2017

Congratulations Robotics Club!!
Competition in eight robotic challenges took place on Saturday, November 11, at Sierra Middle School.
Arma Dei placed 1st in Black Line and 2nd in Minesweeper.

Grades 1 - 5

LEGO® Simple Machine (Kdg - 1st Grade)

3rd Place – 2016

LEGO® Simple Machine (2nd-3rd grade)

1st Place – 2016
Congratulations to our Arma Dei Academy SeaPerch underwater robotics teams!!! Competing against middle school teams from across the region in various underwater challenges in the 2016 SeaPerch Challenge in Colorado Springs, both Arma Dei teams had an impressive showing of courtesy to judges and fellow competitors. By placing first overall, one team qualified and joined over 150 teams at the 2016 National SeaPerch Challenge at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. They competed in a juried poster competition and in-pool technical events with their SeaPerch ROVs.