Science and math are supposed to be serious subjects, so it may strike some people as unusual to have kids learning about STEM from a NASCAR driver.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy told fourth and fifth graders at Ezra Eby Elementary School that understanding the STEM subjects is a “hand out the window.” He described how a hand out the window of a moving car creates drag.
“There’s always something to speak their language, to find a way for them to relate,” Kennedy said. “It’s been really neat to come here and meet all these kids.”
Kennedy’s visit was part of MIS Cares and The NASCAR Foundation’s outreach to schools, promoting technology. MIS Cares is a donor-advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation that gave 35 tablets to the school last year. Last week they donated another $500.