Nearly 200 students learn STEM through hands-on lessons with Science Museum of MN

Nearly 200 local students are getting hands-on engineering lessons.

The Science Museum of Minnesota made its way from Minneapolis to La Crescent Thursday morning for a few STEM lessons at Crucifixion Elementary School.

Kindergarten, first and second grade students from the Crucifixion, Aquinas and Saint Peter’s schools learned as a group through fun exercises. They tested their engineering and science abilities by creating towers, slides for stuffed bears and more.

“It’s hands-on and they don’t even know they’re doing it. // We’ll connect it back in class when we get back. It gave me ideas of different ways to do it in my classroom as well,” said St. Peter’s School Teacher Meghan Vonarx.

Teachers also say technology is going to be a big part of these kids’ futures, so starting STEM lessons earlier is better.

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