A group of elementary schools students are getting the benefit of hands on learning with STEM labs in their school.
The labs encourage students to develop skills in STEM subjects, and pursue careeers in those fields. They now have use of a lab with 35 desktop computers, 50 laptops, and a broadcast lab with camera and dashboard for editing.
But perhaps the most interesting tools available are the Lego K’NEX units, which allow children to build and understand simple machines.
“My students are very hands-on in their learning,” said second grade teacher Michelle Brydon. “They are always touching something so this is going to help in science where they will understand simple machines using the K’NEX. Its really going to help them in math using the zone tools to build geometric figures and then relating it to real life.”
“We’re past the generation where we’re just listening to a teacher. They are hands on. They need to build things and see things.”