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Application of STEM principles for Wading River students

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Fifth-grade students had a unique learning experience, pairing the excitement of hockey with the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills during their participation in the National Hockey League’s Future Goals program.

Combining STEM learning with real-world applicability, the students worked to complete 12 learning modules that included data analysis, geometry, life science and physical science with a goal of winning a virtual Stanley Cup. All students who completed the program were given two free tickets to an Islander’s game.

“‎The initiative not only provides students with an opportunity to learn about fitness and sportsmanship, but because it was developed in accordance with state math standards, they are also building on their knowledge of the STEM topics we are learning in class,” said fifth-grade teacher Adrian Gilmore, who coordinated the program with Alena Kluge from EVERFI, an education technology company.