Hands-on STEM Day at Cullman City Primary School

Students rotated through stations, learning about science, technology, engineering and math. (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) students had a hands-on day of learning Friday with various STEM stations step up around the school’s campus. The kindergarten and first-grade students rotated through more than 10 stations learning about science, technology, engineering and math through innovative projects tailored to their ages.  

Perhaps the biggest hit among the youngsters was the lesson by Rachel Dawsey and Markus Doering of the North Alabama Agriplex who concluded their session with a visit from an Eastern box turtle and their Peter rabbit. Students delighted in seeing, touching and learning about the animals, who each serve a vital role in the ecosystem. 

In addition to the lessons being taught, STEM education at a young age promotes problem-solving, creativity and even fine motor skills development. The young students at CCPS learned about robotics, coding, osmosis and air-powered cars. These activities aid in their attainment of critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills. 

Simple STEM activity items for home are available online, or you can ask your child’s teacher for ideas to continue the thirst for knowledge at home. 

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