I attended yet another fantastic student work exhibition night at Kihei Charter STEM School. Once again, I was blown away by the things these 6th- to 8th-graders are learning. Not only were students able to explain the various engineering, math, language arts and science projects they had worked on, but they were also able to educate their parents in using an engineering technology program, to teach the basics of rocket science and Newton's Three Laws of Motion, and to aptly explain how to graph the results of their experiments.
Topping off the experience, students displayed movie-making skills, acting ability and fluent story-writing skills that focused on the theme of World War II. Students displayed ease in using PowerPoint presentations while speaking to the audience and interacting by asking questions (like all good teachers do).
I want to thank the Kihei Charter staff for all its hard work and dedication in helping these students develop 21st-century skills.