Students at Reeds Spring Elementary School will explore energy transformation and alternative energy sources, thanks to a grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. TAF awarded nearly $1,000 to the fourth-grade teachers to support STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
The teachers will use this grant to purchase a set of Snap Circuit Kits. Through STEM exploration, students will build problem-solving and critical thinking strategies.
The fourth-grade teachers said, "We are so thankful to Toshiba for allowing us to apply for this grant and provide more hands-on activities for our kids! Thank you, Toshiba!"
Toshiba America Foundation’s grants fund projects designed by individual classroom teachers. This “direct-to-teacher” approach brings immediate results. Teachers are able to change the way they teach STEM subjects because the grant supports equipment for hands-on experiments and inquiry-based approaches to the curriculum. TAF believes that STEM is a lot more fun than just reading a textbook. These grants provide teachers with the tools they need to be more effective educators. The grants make the classroom a more exciting place for both teachers and students.