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Kasson-Mantorville students learn in a unique way


KASSON, Minn. (KTTC)--  Paper airplanes are known to get students into trouble but on Wednesday, whether it be paper airplanes or catapulting marsh mellows, teachers were encouraging the students to participate.

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary staff, along with eight volunteer engineers from Benchmark Electronics, were encouraging the imagination of students as they participated in unique learning exercises.

There was as circuit of stations for the kids to stop at where they were creating circuits, building batteries and launching homemade rockets.

Science teacher, Sherry Furst explains,"We say here's some stuff. This is what we want you to understand at the end. Figure it out."

Each station was designed to teach the students about how things work because of science and engineering.

Furst says, "Science is our entire world. Everything that happens is science and we need to teach kids not to find something in a book and spit it out. We need kids to learn how to think."

These students are our future, someday they will be the ones inventing and the goal was to get them to gain a passion for science and engineering.

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