Third grade made their way into the STEM Lab this week to begin their lessons on Earth science. We began by examining different cloud formations and made booklets that we will use to help predict weather over the following weeks based on what we observe today. Afterward the students engineered their own weather vanes and anemometers! These are invaluable tools for meteorologists even today to guide their predictions by measuring wind speed and di. Allowing the students to engineer their own versions of these tools empowered them and really made them feel like part of the Scientific Process. Ultimately the third graders stepped into the shoes of a true-to-life meteorologist to use their new tools and investigative reasoning to forecast the weather of the future!
“The United States ranks 20th among all nations in the proportion of 24-year-olds who earn degrees in natural science or engineering, paving the way for a large amount of growth in grassroots programs in the next decade.”