Greenfield Elementary School students learn about STEM
Published: 12-07-2023 9:00 AM
Modified: 12-11-2023 2:15 PM
Greenfield Elementary School recently participated in STEM interactive learning programs courtesy of retired engineer David Dewitt of Dublin.
Dewitt visited students in kindergarten through fourth grade and presented STEM workshops. With students in kindergarten through third grade, Dewitt shared his codeable robot, Mtiny. Dewitt showed students how to program the robot by using codeable blocks and a remote control. The remote is used to scan certain blocks, transferring directional information to the robot to tell it what path to follow.
Students then watched as the robot followed their coded instructions.
Students in grade four had the opportunity to work with Dewitt to bring their ideas to life. In collaboration with Greenfield Elementary art teacher Justin Melle, students created original works of art that will be printed in 3D using a 3D printer provided by Dewitt. The framed art will be put on display in the GES foyer, and ultimately will go home with students.
The goal of these visits and presentations was to show students a hands-on approach to STEM learning. By seeing code and their ideas come to life, students were able to explore the importance of STEM.
“We wanted to give students an opportunity to experience what STEM learning is and what it could be,” Principal Shawne Hilliard stated. “On behalf of Greenfield Elementary, I would like to thank Mister. Dewitt for coming to our school and sharing his insight and engaging with students.”