Thomas Hunter Middle School held a Robotics Expo on Tuesday, May 24, as a way for students to showcase the skills they’re learning from STEM-related studies. The event was planned by fifth grade teacher Jason Williams and co-teacher Christine Wheeler.
Williams said many of the students participating in robotics are new to it which led to the decision to hold a STEM fair to showcase the skills they’ve already developed. This allowed the students to become familiar with robotics while presenting their personal achievements to parents and family.
Students demonstrated skills they learned in not only robotics but also in ship design, consumer science and other STEM-related fields. Williams said the expo showed parents how active the school is in teaching relevant and currently sought-after skills they can use throughout life.
Williams said some of the students were a bit shy at first showing off their work to their parents, but as the event progressed, the kids’ passion for their...
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