Children's Community School (CCS) Waterbury, CT

A Growing Emphasis on Science

One of the newest and favorite activities of the students is a Take Apart Lab and it is just what it sounds like -- an opportunity for students to learn how things work by taking them apart!  It serves as a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experience for all ages and grades.   What do the students like about it?  First, they learn to use real tools like screw drivers, hammers and wrenches.  Second, most kids have a natural curiosity to see what’s inside most anything, if given the chance!  Finally, the adults like it because it is a great example of upcycling where useless or unwanted items are transformed for additional or greater value.  Discarded computers are a perfect example.  In these photos students get to explore computer keyboards.  The last photo is of Kino begging the science coordinator to “let me do something bigger, Mr. Nate!”

The beginning of our science lab expansion started with a donation of microscopes from our friends at Hubbard Hall.  Fourth graders got to test the equipment first with great enthusiasm!




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