Sharp Students Win Distance Learning Scholarship

Sharp Students Win Distance Learning Scholarship

Sharp Students Win Distance Learning Scholarship

Ms. Witherspoon's third grade class won a scholarship to participate in a *STEM-based distance learning activity...

Ms. Witherspoon's third grade class won a scholarship to participate in a *STEM-based distance learning activity developed by the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, and Texas A & M University.
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Students are taken on an adventure by Aggie to discover what she wants to be when she “folds up.” Aggie, a piece of animated origami paper, explores *STEM careers with the help of her teacher, family, and scientists from Texas A & M University. Brightly colored origami characters come to life and highlight principles of the basic scientific method. This interactive puppet show will give students in grades 3rd-5th the chance to participate in Aggie’s exploration, as well as interact with a real-life puppeteer! This show was written by Dr. Gregg Van Laningham—a puppeteer and scientist (PhD in Materials Science, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Trailer for Texas A & M /Center for Puppetry Arts collaborative project: https://vimeo.com/58118219

Trailer 2 Texas A & M/Center for Puppetry Arts STEM project: https://vimeo.com/63823151


*STEM education is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The term is typically used in addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools from kindergarten through college to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development.