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MES Students are Forces at Work

web posted February 1, 2019

020119mesMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Elementary school students are using hands on learning to solve real world problems. Students all over the school are participating in Project Lead the Way Launch.

This is a program for elementary students that provide opportunities to tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering. These students pictured are learning about forces and interactions.

Their focus is on the six simple machines. By the end of the unit, they will build a compound machine that helps to solve a real life scenario. Becca Hamilton, teacher at MES, explains why she loves teaching PLTW,

“This program builds in understanding. We teach concepts the students have no idea about, but by the time we get to the final problem, what they can create and design is phenomenal. I love watching their minds go to work!” PLTW empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them.

This is just another way that MES is preparing students with life and career skills.

Pictured above (top): Kirra Norton, Marcie Hyer, Ja’Milya Evans, and Delanah Bennett; (bottom, left to right) Riley Joiner, Cassidy Reno, and Alexa Arriaga Roman; Haidin Harmon, Kamarion Moton, and Bentley Adams

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