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.”