An educator from the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop in Hamden visited with students at South Street School in Danbury this week. The students learned about electricity by building their own electric “city” during the STEM workshop. About 70 fourth-graders took part.
The entire third-grade class learned about force and motion by building rubber band cars and measuring their performance. The project offered insight into mechanics, measurement and math of motion.
South Street school social worker Bryan Troiano raised the $2,000 for the workshop in about a week through a campaign on “Donors Choose,” a website that fundraises for educational purposes. He noted that all of the projects meet Common Core standards and were a great way to incorporate then into the classroom.