Snelson-Golden Middle School recently unveiled a pilot program that uses science, technology, engineering and mathematics to provide students with problem-based learning opportunities.
All eighth-graders are participating in the program, which will allow students to complete a research project that builds upon middle-school earth-, life- and physical-science experiences.
Through the STEM initiative, the students will find relevance to learning while promoting civic engagement in the community.
Students have been working on preparing decomposition plots and submersibles, which will provide them with a place-based research project at the end of the program.
Snelson-Golden received a $1,925 grant from the Office of Naval Research and a $3,250 grant from Georgia Southern to help fund the program.
To prepare for the program, LCSS teachers have been meeting and planning with Georgia Southern University, Keep Liberty Beautiful, the Jekyll Island 4-H Center, the Office of Naval Research, the Chatham Recycling Complex and Education Center and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
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