Henry County students learn about real-world applications of STEM

STEMExplore camp being held this week

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Kids in Henry County are learning about how science, technology, engineering, and math can be applied in every-day situations.

Forty-five fourth through eighth graders are participating in Henry County Public Schools' STEMExplore Camp.

The kids do various activities including cooking and building bicycles.

They also get to work with businesses and organizations in Henry County to learn how science, technology, engineering, and math is used there.

"We have added a math component this year. We actually have some students that are off today doing some experiments with math at the Reynolds Homestead. We have lots of students that are going on field trips," said camp coordinator Phyllis Meade.

Meade said the camp is also beneficial for the businesses and organizations that the kids work with.

"As the students go to the parks and the businesses, they bring their parents in as well and they tell them how important these activities, these experiences, are and it just kind of opens it up. It opens the door for the community partners," said Meade.

The camp runs through the end of the week.

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