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Georgia’s Level Creek Elementary Builds a STEAM Lending Library

In this week’s STEAM blog, we’re taking a quick look at Level Creek Elementary School, located in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Level Creek was one of 11 Gwinnett County public schools we gave grants to for projects in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) during the 2019 school year. And we’re excited to catch up to see how their project, a STEM lending library, is panning out.

Level Creek STEM teacher Jawana K. was heavily involved in the project. She gave us the scoop:

What types of materials was Level Creek able to purchase?

With the generous grant money, we were able to purchase items that focus on logic, engineering, coding, programming, cooperative building, circuits and spatial relationships. These items include such things as Code and Go Robot Mouse sets, Robot Turtle Programming sets, 3D Snap Circuits and IQ Builders, to name a few.

Is the library making a difference with students?

Yes, our STEM learning library helps them sharpen their critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative learning skills. And it provides a connection between school, home and community.

Will Level Creek will continue to expand on the library?

I would love to continue to add to our STEM library in the future. It would be awesome to build a STEM library for each grade level specific for that grade. I’d love to incorporate Tinker Kits.

Why is this type of learning—STEM/STEAM learning—important?

It encompasses our daily lives. STEM activities provide students with hands-on learning. And it makes learning about math and science fun!

At Infinite Energy, we’re proud to support public schools in the communities we serve. Stay tuned for more on our other STEAM grant schools in the weeks and months ahead—we’re about to start another exciting round of givebacks for the 2020 school year.

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