Monday, June 20, 2022
Students at ACEP are expected to learn from hands on activities in science. Educational research has shown that if students can “uncover” the material on their own they will better retain that knowledge. With the microscopes students are discovering that plant tissue is made up of cells. When we start the cell unit next month they will have already discovered this on their own efforts. In the photos of students folding paper they are discovering that shape effects strength. This is in preparation for a unit in the Intro to Engineering class on elements of strength such as compression, tension, and the neutral axis.
Another great benefit of hands on activities is that it teaches students many important skills such as persistence, attention to detail, solving problems by approaching it from an alternative direction. These are essential skills, not just in the classroom, but in life itself.
Written by Mr Matthew Lee