FES Students Discover the Wind!

Target 1. Student-Centered Learning – Students will engage in innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry and creativity for students.

Action Step – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

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Have you ever wondered how the wind works?  Or where it even comes from? Most likely you are not alone.  Fifth and sixth grade students at Fletcher Elementary had the same questions and have taken time after school to extend their learning beyond the school day by experimenting with wind.

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Math Interventionist JoAnn Harvey facilitates this project-based learning experience at FES called ‘Catching the Wind.’ The learning extension is designed to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) practices into the learning experience. 

photo2Spending time after school learning about STEM is something that most adults would view as an incredible opportunity. But guess what? So do our students! All of the students great enjoyed this rich learning experience and the opportunity to explore the wind! And that is not just hot air!

photo4Mrs. Harvey has additional STEM initiatives already in the works for next year. Hopefully the students will use what the collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity skills they learned to spend some time this summer researching more wind related questions.

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