New Garden Elementary School students, under the supervision of Mrs. Gina Brodie and Mr. Troy Harris, participated in a STEM activity as part of the Kennett Consolidated School District’s Elementary Summer Academy. The activity, called “Propeller Buggy,” asked each student to create a buggy out of balsa wood, axles, straws, and rubber bands. This week-long project involved a lot of trial and error, as well as many trips to the “repair shop” to fix broken parts.
Once the buggies were complete, Dr. Lydia Hallman, Director of Curriculum and Mathematics and Science Instruction, assisted by testing the students’ work. On the last day of the Summer Academy, other classes watched the students demonstrate the propelling of the buggies. The students became invested in their creations, decorating them nicely, and future Summer Academy students were mesmerized and excited to see an activity that they may partake in the future.