Toy Trucks Lead to Learning

February 12, 2021

Pulaski Street Elementary School sixth grade students have been expanding their math and science knowledge as part of an interdisciplinary STEM program that was made possible through a grant from the Hess Corporation and Baylor College of Medicine.

School librarian Amelia Estevez Creedon secured the grant, which provided 12 Hess trucks that students are using to perform a variety of STEM-based experiments. Students are also researching simple machines using nonfiction texts and virtual resources such as e-books and videos.

“The program is a wonderful example of how children can learn through play,” said Estevez Creedon. “It’s great to see the kids laugh and enjoy the materials while simultaneously learning difficult concepts.”