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Students are unleashing their imaginations and problem-solving skills to create everything from cars to cities out of LEGOs specially designed for the classroom.
Thanks to a grant from the Greenville Educational Enrichments Foundation, kindergartners at Katherine G. Johnson STEM Academy are building sets that allow them to recreate a story, model a math problem, or show movement using scientific principles.
“The kids are able to be hands-on, and they build sets that are made for each different projects and manipulatives to be creative,” said teacher Paige Shepard, who was awarded the “Let’s Build at STEM!” grant for $530.
“This grant has been great for my classroom because we can use it across the board here at the STEM Academy,” she said.