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Benjamin Elementary 5th Grade Students Present at NEED Celebration


May 29, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ STEM in Education



Congratulations to Mrs. Sewell and her 5th grade class at Benjamin Elementary for being one of eight schools selected to present at this year’s NEED (National Energy Education Development) celebration! In order to achieve this honor, Mrs. Sewell’s students built insulated cardstock houses, completed an “energy audit” of their school, wrote persuasive papers to tell others how to save energy, and hosted their very own energy fair to share what they had learned.

This energy project was completed through NEED (National Energy Education Development) and was paid for by a grant Mrs. Sewell applied for three years ago.  NEED provides curriculum for energy education, money for equipment to further the study and provide a STEM challenge for students, and resources for conducting an energy fair for the community. Mrs. Sewell’s class energy fair has been available only to the Benjamin Elementary school community the last few years, but she is very interested in making it more community-wide next year.  Each year, at the end of the project, the class submits a PowerPoint that showcases what their individual school did throughout the year, and all participating schools are invited to an end of the year celebration.  This year, Mrs. Sewell’s class was one of eight (out of 100+ participating schools) selected to present at the celebration.

Use this link to check out Mrs. Sewell’s students’ project: Energizing Student Potential 2018