STEM studies at Little Britain saw elementary scientists looking at two very interesting topics, fossils and erosion.
In second grade, students studied erosion and its imopact on the planet. The project challenged the students to put the "engineer design process" they have learned to work, to design a solution to offset the effects of erosion, and then modify their solution based on new evidence. The project is designed to encourage critical thinking, asking questions, collaboration, and putting prior knowledge to use.
Meanwhile, in third grade, students collected data and made observations about fossils. Students received a bag of items and had to draw conclusions about the objects they found in them. They had to make predictions and use evidence to come up with their conclusions.