Gateway to Science presents the STEMzone
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
Watford City Intermediate School students had a chance to build electrical circuits to power fans and lights, catapults, and wind-powered cars last week as part of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event sponsored by Crestwood Equity Partners, LLC.
“There’s oftentimes not much time in the school day dedicated to sciences, so we try to expose them through this program to different things so they can get more engaged as to what STEM is,” says Janet Rosario, STEM outreach director of the Oct. 29 event.
This was the first time for the ‘Gateway to Science’ program, based out of Bismarck, to make it’s way to the 4th and 5th grade students of Watford City Intermediate School.
“You’d be surprised, for example, how many kids have never looked through a microscope,” says Rosario. “And a lot of them don’t get the opportunity until they get to high school.”
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