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May 15, 2013

Stocks Elementary School celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week

TARBORO — In celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week, Stocks Elementary School hosted several guest speakers and exciting activities during the first week of May.

Preschool and kindergarten students learned about and planted plants in a school garden, thanks to a generous donation from Stanley Foster at Greenleaf Nursery. By planting the new plants, the group of learners discovered information about plant growth and process.

First grade students at Stocks received information from Lesa Walters from the Edgecombe County Co-Op 4H Extension about raising chicks and eggs. The students learned about their growth and development and what an egg needs in order to have a healthy hatching.

Vidant Health also visited the school, providing the second graders with information about the healthcare field, along with Col. Williams from Tarboro High School with his Army-JRTOC cadets to discuss aviation and engineering.

Third grade students received a visit from the planetarium through a grant written by assistant principal, Dr. Brenda Hargrove. The students had the opportunity not only to learn about stars, space and planets but also to experience the galaxy through the visit.

Throughout the week, teacher provided lessons to entice students to learn more and get excited about science, technology, math and engineering.

Stocks Elementary is located at 400 Hope Lodge St. in Tarboro and currently serves 528 students.

 

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