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STEM stretches to sixth-graders

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The 23 students in the course have created pendulums out of strings, washers, paper clips and pencils, and later this year they will determine the altitude and landing location of cardboard rockets they launch and be submerged in a barrel of water to determine their bodies’ volume.

“This is about problem solving,” Project ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox said. “We’re getting away from that cookbook mentality, because life is not laid out like that. They’re building confidence with solving small problems and will work their way up.”

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