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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Children in Morgantown got the chance to learn through hands-on activities Saturday.
The Spark! Imagination and Science Center held an Exploring Engineering event in the Hands-On Science Area of its building.
Children could make creations with Legos, magnets and metal pieces, and build gingerbread houses.
Events like this are something that Education Coordinator Tiffany Martin has been doing for a while now with some success.
And she says these hands-on science days are important in how they help kids learn science by doing.
“Children, and people in general, tend to learn best by doing. And they also help make connections through things that are interesting and fun. So they’re learning about science, obviously, but they’re learning skills that they can apply to other things. So, especially with today’s theme being engineering it gives them the chance to … If something doesn’t work, try it again. They have to think about what they’re doing. What’s working, what’s not working. So they learn problem solving skills,” said Martin.
Martin added that she has more hands-on events planned for the new year. She is very excited for their “Outside of the Box” event that will take place on Jan. 2.
Visit the Spark! Facebook page to stay up to date on all events happening at the Science Center.