Duluth Elementary Students Get Hands on Science Lessons

A Memorable Lesson in Science and Technology

Some elementary students in Duluth made Friday a day for science and technology.
At Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, today was “S.T.E.M.” Day.

“S.T.E.M.” stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Students got to get hands on with the Duluth Children’s Museum, robotics students from Denfeld High School, and other scientists from the community.

Their teachers say having hands on demonstrations can lead to big breakthroughs in these students’ minds.

“The ‘lightbulb moment’ is the moment that we live for as teachers,” says S.T.E.M. Coordinator Jenny Pederson. “When you see it in their face, when they light up that joy, when they say ‘This is the best school ever!’ or ‘I want to be an engineer when I grow up!’ that – that’s the win!”

Students are able to immerse themselves in the demonstrations, and learn about various jobs in the engineering and technology fields.

Their teachers say it’s an opportunity to get excited about these subjects.

“Science is hands on,” Pederson explains. “It’s doing, it’s creating, and the same with engineering. You have to be innovative, and be creative, and build and innovate and create, and improve on your designs.”

This is the first time Myers-Wilkins has had an official day for S.T.E.M. demonstrations.