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Thursday May 2, 2019 at 4:00pm Age: 114 days
Category: Otisville Elementary, District

OTISVILLE SECOND GRADERS DISCOVER SCIENCE OF ROLLER SKATING ON FIELD TRIP


Today’s learning environments prioritize creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving. Referred to as 21st-century skills, they are essential in STEM education and begin with asking questions.

Second graders at Otisville Elementary practiced these essential skills during a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field trip to The Castle Fun Center in Chester, on Wednesday, May 1.

STEM learning came to life at The Castle with a presentation that questioned the science of roller skating: How are skates engineered? What is the technology that makes them go? What role does the surface of the rink and its materials play in the physics of motion? And more. 

For some hands-on learning, and to test their knowledge, students used their creativity to designing their own piece of skater equipment. After that, it was all fun and skating!