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Thursday December 20, 2018 at 1:45pm Age: 93 days
Category: Minisink Elementary, District

MINISINK VALLEY SECOND-GRADERS HAVE A 'STEM' LESSON WHILE MAKING HOLIDAY CANDY HOUSES


There is a connection to STEM work and holiday candy houses!

 

Students in Jessica Paglia’s second-grade class at Minisink Valley Elementary used graham crackers, milk cartons, frosting and all sorts of candies to engineer their own candy houses. 

 

"I used a lot of frosting,” said Jacob Capo. “That's like the glue, it holds everything together."

 

The young students saw that their work to create the gingerbread-like houses required thought and planning about how to construct, or engineer, it.

 

"I like making candy houses, they are fun to put together," added Jacinda Aikens. 

 

And, of course, part of the engineering process included the design work of each house’s “exteriors.”  

 

"My favorite part was putting all the sour patch kids on with the frosting," said Thomas Cooper.

 

Hopefully, the roof designs accommodated the extra “load” that Santa and his reindeer will certainly bring.  

 

"I put on a chocolate Santa to go down the chimney,” said Maria Elsibai.