Science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM - is a key issue in creating the workforce the country needs for the future and in Canfield, it starts in elementary school.
Students at Hilltop Elementary School participated in STEM week March 6-10. The students in grades K-4 participated in hands-on experiments, learned how technology has progressed and was exposed to a variety of STEM fields.
The students experienced activities ranging from making tinfoil boats and salt volcanos to a giant Minecraft game.
Town Crier photos / J.T. Whitehouse
Hilltop fourth-graders Bianca Merlin and Jenna Alexander work with PTO volunteer Kim Merlin as they study different “Cardinal toppings” during STEM week.
Students also learned about the evolution of video games. The interactive display featured a variety of games from Atari to PlayStation2 as well as some older handheld games that are not electronic.