Quarterly research projects entail science, technology, engineering and math core concepts; specific topics are connected and researched based on areas of study in core subjects and to address common core and Illinois Standards. Students use iPads as their primary school supply for all notes and specific information for studying. Smartboards and projectors are used to access online curriculum, promote digital citizenship, and for oral presentations. Approved Providence St. Mel online databases are accessed, utilized and cited throughout the year. A SMART Board is integrated daily to enhance instruction. 4th and 5th grade students participate in National Engineering Week.