STEM Learning

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Sep 30, 2016

Science learning at Villa Madonna Academy sometimes means putting the textbook aside and getting your hands dirty...or in this case, sticky.

Fifth grade science students are learning about atoms in Mrs. Roberts's class. The students built oxygen atoms using different colored marshmallows to represent protons, neutrons, and electrons. The hands-on (and sticky) project is more than just fun and games. Research shows that when students use their hands during lessons, they are more likely to retain the information because different parts of the brain are activated.

Villa has added new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) opportunities this year. To learn more about Villa's science programs, please contact Mrs. Janet Baugh at 859-331-6333 ext. 139.