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Encouraging Kids to Explore: Lincoln Christian stem lab

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 13:25:59-04

Friday Night Live football offers 2 Works for You a chance to explore our host and visiting schools.

Not only showcasing their sports program, but also the education programs that make them stand out.

We take you inside Lincoln Christian's stem lab where students are exploring new technology and maybe even their future careers.

"We're going to go back to the main menu," students at Lincoln Christian line up for their school's new STEAMM Smart Lab.

"There's six spots in each of these," There are spots for every kind of student in a creative learning lab that offers lessons in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and medicine.

It's hands-on with graphic design, cameras, circuity, and of course - 3-D printing which the class clearly finds amazing.

SOT-Matt Shirley, 9th-10th Grade Teacher, Lincoln Christian

"We've give our students space to say - we have all of the materials - now you get to use them - and you get to learn based on what inspires you and speaks to you," says Matt Shirley, 9th-10th Grade Teacher, Lincoln Christian.

10th grader Tristan Replogle and his friend Jake are learning to build a crane system, using the theories of weight and force. And that's to start.

"Learning about gear systems, pulley systems, 3D printing... coding all that kind of stuff," says Tristan Replogle, 10th grade student, Lincoln Christian

Lincoln Christian's goal, Set a new course for teachers, while encouraging kids to explore vast possibilities for their future.

"A real future of education... where educators are not just dispensing information but we are facilitators of discovery," says Matt Shirley, 9TH-10TH Grade Teacher, Lincoln Christian. "There's so many projects you can do in there, there's so many possibilities."

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