Elementary Students Showcase Energy and Robotics Creations

by WHIZ Reporter on March 20, 2012 at 6:00 am

It’s a story of students working with students in the name of science and education.

Undergraduate and Graduate students from Muskingum University have been working with students in grades 3 through 6 at National Road Elementary School for a lesson in energy, and robotics.

3rd grader Dakota Grindley told us about her project that showcases the force of gravitational energy.

"The energy is gravitational and its a roller-coaster, and the roller coaster is right there, and and you put the marble in right there, and it will go down," said Grindley.

Grindley said her project took about 5 weeks to come up with.

Some students from Muskingum University are using this experience as hands on training in the classroom.

Undergraduate student Derek Matthews has been helping these students learn about energy and helping to make their ideas come to life.

"Everything that they did, was recorded in their science journal notebooks, and we started off just by basically asking what they thought a Scientist was, and then they had to draw what they thought a Scientist looked like," said Matthews.

The students showcases their work after school Tuesday for their parents and the general public.