Program launches younger students into new way of learning science

Photo by Amy Wallot
Photo by Amy Wallot

From KyForward: CaMareius Caldwell used pipe cleaners to poke tiny holes through a thin layer of modeling clay. His creation, if it worked, would scatter seeds.

“If we used our fingers it would be too thick,” he said, and the flour, being used to simulate seeds being spread by an animal, would fall through in one big clump.

As CaMareius and his partner built their seed delivery system, other students in the second-grade classroom at Morningside Elementary in Elizabethtown huddled in pairs using bright feathers, pompoms, pipe cleaners, and clay to build their own models. None of the students noticed – or cared – that it was almost lunchtime.

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