Winter STEM Fest at Kitty Stone Elementary
Students at Kitty Stone Elementary School got the chance to have a unique and fun learning experience before their holiday break that involved building robots, coding, and problem solving. Parents, teachers, Jacksonville high school students along with Jacksonville State students helped set up more than 20 activity and demonstration stations of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
The skills that students learned during the first annual STEM Fest and in class will help prepare them for future jobs, some which aren’t even created yet. Robots were created along with ice castles, while also learning more about chemistry concepts and coding. Erika Clark is Kitty Stone’s Principal for fourth through sixth grade and she says this learning period for young students is a very crucial time.
Nearly 500 people participated in the first annual STEM Fest. Principal Clark says faculty and staff received nothing but positive feedback from all parents and students who attended the festival with hopes of returning to another one next year.