Alicia Foy’s class at Hidden Oaks Elementary School had bright shining lights when she had her fifth graders build an electric city using alternative energy.
The class benefited from a $5,000 grant from Motorola STEM Solutions, which was administered through the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. The students learned about renewable eneergy, including solar and hydro power and bio mass. They bult an electric city with a power grid,and electrical circuits, all run off renewable energy.
“The project was based on our STEAM curriculum. Students learned about math, science, reading and language standards from their work,” Foy said. “They learned how to work together, use their social skills and understand content. It’s very interesting to see how it all came together.”