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Ridgefield students learn about STEM during carnival

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RIDGEFIELD: Fynn Andre and Easton Roberts watch Daphne Hanes bowl.
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RIDGEFIELD — South Ridge Elementary School teachers Chelsea Tipton and Jennifer Stinson worked together to host an end-of-year carnival that featured games designed, tested and built by students to promote learning about STEM subjects.

Students designed and researched their own carnival games, including concepts like rolling, spinning, throwing and pushing to achieve motion for objects like beanbags, balls and marshmallows. The students had only a week to complete their projects using recycled materials from home. Students set up their games on the last full day of school near the playground.

“They really were creative with what they came up with,” Stinson said in a news release.

“The kids absolutely loved this project and said it was one of their favorites,” Tipton said. “One of my students said that she enjoyed everyone’s games, especially because they were made by kids and weren’t perfect, but they were still super fun. It’s definitely a project we’ll keep doing in the future.”

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