If you are inquisitive and like to observe and explore the world around you, then you're among the many PBS Kids who like to ask lots of questions.
Why are bees disappearing? Where does oil and gas come from? Why does the Mississippi River flood? How do plants grow? How does that happen?
Check out first and second graders at the Center for Math and Science in Rock Island who studied insects, dinosaurs, rocks, water and plants this year. And that was just in class! They also attended after school and extracurricular activities like Saturday Science, Technology Club and Tech Camp, along with their parents, because it was fun and fantastic to learn about all things related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects. Supervised by teachers Michael Carton and Julie Hansen, these kids are excited about all the cool careers in these fields.
Our partnership with the Alcoa Foundation has enabled these young students to receive an early introduction to challenging yet fun classroom activities, after school programs and excellent resources.