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KHP Students Lead STEAM Day at Julius Marks Elementary

Fourth and Fifth grade students at Julius Marks Elementary benefited from KHP faculty and student involvement in their STEAM Day on Friday, February 22, 2019. STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, is an educational movement that has been taking root over the past several years and is surging forward as a positive mode of action to truly meet the needs of 21st century learning. Dr. Rosie Lanphere led a group of KHP students in providing hands-on, active learning experiences for the elementary students. They took part in obstacle courses related to speed, agility, and power. Afterwards, the KHP students described career and research opportunities for the young kids to plan for in the future if desired. “Partnering with local elementary schools in their efforts to promote STEAM affords our KHP students experiential learning opportunities while serving the greater Commonwealth,” said Dr. Lanphere. “The STEAM students benefit from activity-based engagement and learn about future careers in health, fitness and physical activity.”

One of the KHP students, Brian Haughey (physical education and health education major), who assisted indicated, “It was a great opportunity to help kids do some activities that they don’t normally get the chance to do. It was good to show the students new exercises and how learning can be fun.”