Chaffee Elementary tries to inspire next generation of scientists

It was the schools' sixth straight year to host a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fair.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017 9:19 PM
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 9:19 PM

Kids at Chaffee Elementary School in Huntsville were able to take part in hands-on science experiments.

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It was the schools' sixth straight year to host a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fair.

The kids learned about electricity, gravity and hydroponics -- that's just to name a few.

A teacher who organizes the event told WAAY 31 it's all about engaging the kids in a way they understand -- through playful, hands on, activities.

"The more that we can give them an enjoyable experience in science the more we feel like they'll learn to love science, and who knows? Some of these kids may end up being NASA engineers. That's our hope," said 5th grade teacher Lori Nelson.

Nelson also said that the younger kids get exposed to STEM activities the quicker they're able to build the problem solving skills they'll need later in life.

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