MARLBOROUGH- Student volunteers from AMSA Charter School brought their passion for science right into Kane Elementary School classrooms. Two schools in the same city, working together towards a common goal.
That is exactly the point of the new STEM education collaboration program in Marlborough schools. Each of the three high schools 'adopted' an elementary school in the district to inspire interest in subjects like science, technology, engineering or math. High school volunteers use concepts relevant in their coursework to create lessons and labs to help younger students learn about science in a fun and interactive way. For example, volunteers from AMSA created a lab that allowed Kane Elementary students to learn and follow directions to create their own slime. Similar labs will take place at Richer and Jaworek Elementary Schools with volunteers from Marlborough High School and Asset Valley Technical High School.
While schools in other districts in Massachusetts may work together, this program is a first-of-its-kind in the state. The program collaborates with a public high school, a public charter school and public technical and vocational school, making it so unique.