Students receive hands-on learning during career day

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 08:38 AM.

The students went through several stations while touring the schools. At one stop, they were tasked with building a tower out of 10 pipe cleaners.

“It exposes them to careers that they don’t normally get to see,” Jane Brown, fifth-grade teacher at Roger Bell Elementary, said of the career day. “A lot of times, they don’t get to see the connection between education and what is required to get into these careers.”

At another stop, the students were allowed to send marbles down roller coasters created from cardboard paper and tape.

“It’s cool,” fifth-grader Alycia Harrington said.

Along with being cool, it was educational.

“We learned that different heights make the marble go faster,” fifth-grader Hailey Holt-Cortright said.

Early College EAST instructor Erin Bingham explained to the students that triangles are used to support roller coasters and bridges because they are the strongest shapes.

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