Sawtooth students get hands-on with STEM

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Students at Sawtooth Elementary were able to take part in some hands-on learning Wednesday, with Discovery Center, a Boise-based STEM education program.

Discovery Center teacher Jennifer Thornquest said they are in town as part of the center's rural outreach program.

"The rural outreach program is an opportunity to go schools, to bring hands-on science activities, or engineering challenges, science shows, so what we're doing here in second grade, is just practicing STEM activities,” Thornquest explained.

One of the classes Thornquest visited Wednesday was second grade teacher Leah Jones’s, who said it was a big deal for the kids.

"This is huge for them. And the fact that they're located in Boise, and they get to come to us. So many students in Twin can’t travel a lot. So this really is the love for the science, the technology, it's amazing. It's our future,” Jones stated.

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