Students and teachers are seeing hands on STEAM activities making a difference in their understanding of problem solving and engineering.
First grade teacher Deb Taylor had a question for her students. “What do engineers do?”
“They never give up!” shouted her students.
Taylor’s students certainly did not give up, using gears and legos to build a merry go round. The children continue to learn about motion, power, and torque and will eventually use gears and rotors to make wheeled vehicles, catapults, and more.
Students are spending 45 minutes a day on hands on science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math projects, otherwise known as STREAM.
“Our goal is to get students engaged, improve academics and expose them to engineering curriculum,” said Gaston Princxipal Kevin Kitslaar.
Thanks to a new pilot program by Gaston Principal Kevin Kitslaar, students throughout the school spend 45 minutes a day in hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STREAM) projects.
“Our goal is to get students engaged, improve academics and expose them to engineering curriculum,” Kitslaar said.