COLUMBUS, Ga.- A recent surge in STEM education is giving Britt David Magnet Academy students the chance to practice hands-on learning.
Principal Clara Davis is excited for Georgia’s STEM Day. She says the kids love these activities, and don’t even realize they’re learning.
“You don’t have to worry about them being engaged. They’re talking to each other. They’re problem solving together and the activities are developmentally appropriate and they’re fun and engaging,” she says.
STEM Day projects includes building a robot, cooking s’mores on a solar oven and more.
“Today we had to build a catapult to launch a pom-pom. So that was fun. You really had to use your brain,” says student Clayton Faggard. He tells News 3 that it’s also a chance to practice teamwork.
“I think it’s really important because you get group work and you get to build your friendship skills with other people,” he says.
But Georgia’s STEM Day isn’t the only time Britt David Magnet Academy partakes in these activities. The students meet once a week to practice science, technology, engineering and math.
It’s all done with one goal in mind.
Davis says, “The one thing that we really hope for our students is that through activities like this, that they become lifelong learners.”