In this week’s edition of “What’s Brewing with Stephanie,” things got interesting at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium. WPBF 25 News morning anchor/reporter Stephanie Berzinski caught up with a group of fifth graders from Renaissance Charter School at Summit on a field trip.
From studying human blood cells under microscopes to checking out a giant tarantula and exploring life under the sea, Berzinski had quite the adventure with this group of students. They shared with her their dreams and goals, what excites them about science and one student event shared his idea for an invention.
“It’s going to be called ‘Hover X’ and then it’s going to be voice command so when you tell it to go left it goes left. When you tell it to go right, it goes right then when you tell it to do a special move, it does a special move,” 10-year-old Richy Champagne explained.
But getting children excited about learning and going to school every day can be difficult. It often takes creativity on the part of the teacher.
“They’re teaching method is totally different,” said Lakeisha Forbes, a parent of two students who just enrolled at Renaissance Charter School at Summit. “They engage the students, they take time out to get them interested in the lesson. I don’t know what they’re doing but whatever it is, it’s working and they should bottle it up and sell it all over the country.”
President and CEO of the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, Lew Crampton, urges parents to remember the mantra, “Hands on, Minds on.”
“It all starts with play,” said Crampton. “What’s this thing do when it bumps into that and what’s it do after that? And all that other kind of stuff, so the whole idea is to take kids where they’re at and then build on their natural tendencies.”
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