We Love Labs

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Oct 28, 2019

Hands-on labs are important to helping students learn and grow. There are many benefits to learning by doing rather than just by listening or reading. Some of the benefits of hands-on learning include:

  • Increased retention
  • Collaborative work
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Increased confidence.

At Villa Madonna Academy, hands-on learning is not limited to science in lab. One may find math students on a scavenger hunt in the halls; AP Human Geography students using handheld GPS units on campus; history students reenacting a Roman battle; or students using glitter to learn about how gossip spreads. Of course, one will find plenty of science work happening around campus. In elementary science, students build rockets out of straw and cells out of gelatin and candy. They also test rocks to determine what type of mineral they are. In the high school and junior high, students build boats out of cardboard and duct tape and test them on the lake. They race canned goods to learn about inertia and go iceskating to learn about physics.

To learn more about hands-on learning at Villa, please contact our Admissions Director, Janet Baugh, at 859-331-6333 ext. 139.